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type-cast

More absurdity... What right do they have to open someone else's mail or luggage, because there are DVDs inside? No probable cause. It could be home movies, data, or retail discs. I'm opposed to the idiotic war on drugs, and the equally dumb war on file-sharing and DVD copying. When's the MPAA going to get a life and get a clue? Charge less. Remove annoying garbage like ARccOS, Rip Guard, Puppet Lock, Protect DVD, Region Codes, and RCE. They are alienating more customers every day. Witness the recent Sony debacle, where Casino Royale can't be played in their own machines. It is no doubt for the best, since it's a piece of crap anyway. They waste so much money on the copy protection, why don't they spend it for better writers and directors? Boycott Sony.

leonardodicrapio

type, you are wrong about one thing. casino royale was a kick-ass movie.

type-cast

That's your opinion, but they're encouraging people to pirate their movies just to have a working copy. Check the comments here.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/04/16/sony-copy-protection-taking-heat-again-now-dvds-wont-play/

They are losing customers every day, because of these tactics. Training dogs to find DVDs makes as much sense as putting errors on the discs to deter copying. They are clueless as usual. FedEx shouldn't allow it. Good to see how MPAA spends their vast profits.

CJ

Not to be the Devil's Advocate or anything, however, this sounds like a good idea to me to catch large scale shipments - MPAA's just borrowing a page from the Custom Enforcer's playbook to deter Drug shipments.

Won't bother me - I carry around 5 or 6 movies on the HD of my notebook computer for entertainment when traveling on Trains, Planes, and Automobiles (Wasn't that a movie???)

rambaldi47

I think that DVD copy protection is good, but only to a certain exteny. DVD's should definitly have copy-protection so people cannot make tons of copies and have to purchase them, because if companies did not get money from DVD sales then they would not have enough money to make new movies. However, when a legit DVD cannot be played in a DVD player, that's just taking it too far. I have nothing against the searching of mail for illegal DVD's, I have nothing to hide so I don't care if anything of mine is searched, just as long as it is not damaged in the process.

corey3rd

they dogs can't get on the internet. More filmmakers are having their movies ripped off via Youtube and Google video. I met the director of Iraq in Fragments and he was furious at home many times he found his movie on those sites. Here he has an Oscar nominated film playing theaters and Youtube is allowing it to be given away for free. And he only had the worst complaints about the attitude at Google about trying to protect his movie.

Until the MPAA sends those dogs to Google/Youtube headquarters, this is just a real Dog and Pony show.

Tester

"because if companies did not get money from DVD sales then they would not have enough money to make new movies."

If that's the case where did they get the money to make movies before tape and DVD's?

"because if companies did not get money from DVD sales then they would not have enough money to make new movies."

Am I correct that it would be alright with you for the MPAA, RIAA and or the police to come into your home anytime they want, and without a warrant or without you being present, to just see what you have?

Tester

@rambaldi47:

I made an error on the second part of my last post. This is how it should have looked:

"I have nothing against the searching of mail for illegal DVD's, I have nothing to hide so I don't care if anything of mine is searched,"

Am I correct that it would be alright with you for the MPAA, RIAA and or the police to come into your home anytime they want, and without a warrant or without you being present, to just see what you have? I'm not speaking of just DVD's, I'm speaking about them just searching your house whenever they feel like it and for any reason.

Edward R Murrow

Cool. Now we've got our priorities in order. Don't worry about open ports and open borders for terrorists as long as we can keep counterfeit DVD's out of the homeland.

K Marx was right in one sense, that capitalism holds the seeds to it's own destruction. We sell the management of our ports to the highest bidder. And we kiss each other on the cheek and sell our neighbors for 10 pieces of silver.

On a lighter note - it's been rumored that we went into Iraq for the oil. As long as we went into Afghanistan for the hash oil, it's all good.

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