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DVD Fast Forwarding To Be Banned
    #3441061 - 12/03/04 07:42 AM (12 years, 3 days ago)

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=19801

DVD fast forwarding to be banned

Land of the Free

By Nick Farrell: Monday 22 November 2004, 07:09

THE US CONGRESS is considering making fast forwarding through video advertisements a crime. Lawmakers in the land of the free have decided that it is costing their chums in the movie industry far too much money and want video fast-forwarders placed in the same league as pirates.

According to NBC news the new law allows families to use new DVD technology self censor explicit scenes of sex and violence but forbids them to edit out advertisements.

Consumer advocacy group, Public Knowledge is fighting the bill saying that it is ever American's right not to watch advertisements if they don't want. It claims that the movie industry is leaning on its tame senators to prevent the loss of revenue.

However the Motion Picture Association has been fighting hard to prevent people using the latest DVD technology to allow users to skip the advertisements.

It added that it supports other parts of the act, "particularly those provisions that will help combat the theft of motion pictures". If you can see how the two things are connected we would love to know how.

Edit: Oops, forgot the link.


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Re: DVD Fast Forwarding To Be Banned [Re: Diploid]
    #3441291 - 12/03/04 10:15 AM (12 years, 3 days ago)

That's so lame. Fucking assholes... If I want to skip a damn advertisement I feel I should be able to.

Commercials are why I don't watch TV, maybe I'll consider not watching movies now to... See how much revenue the can recoup if people quit buying DVD's...


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Re: DVD Fast Forwarding To Be Banned [Re: Diploid]
    #3441306 - 12/03/04 10:20 AM (12 years, 3 days ago)

God...what the fuck... :mad2:


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Re: DVD Fast Forwarding To Be Banned [Re: MOTH]
    #3441310 - 12/03/04 10:21 AM (12 years, 3 days ago)

Quote:

EllemyshShade said:
God...what the fuck... :mad2:




Indeed.


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Re: DVD Fast Forwarding To Be Banned [Re: Diploid]
    #3441335 - 12/03/04 10:32 AM (12 years, 3 days ago)

What is next... making it illegal to flip past advertisements in magazines and news papers without reading them first? Better install cameras while we are at it so that the government can more effectively micromanage our daily lives for us.


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Re: DVD Fast Forwarding To Be Banned [Re: bf6]
    #3441342 - 12/03/04 10:36 AM (12 years, 3 days ago)

Land of the Free huh.......Like pissing us off and making us wait is gonna sell movies


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Re: DVD Fast Forwarding To Be Banned [Re: sui]
    #3441396 - 12/03/04 10:56 AM (12 years, 3 days ago)

capitialism..


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Re: DVD Fast Forwarding To Be Banned [Re: sui]
    #3441456 - 12/03/04 11:23 AM (12 years, 3 days ago)

Hopefully the commercials are long enough I can make a sandwhich and then come back to watch my movie...  :cool:


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Re: DVD Fast Forwarding To Be Banned [Re: bf6]
    #3441703 - 12/03/04 12:32 PM (12 years, 3 days ago)

Crazy...



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Re: DVD Fast Forwarding To Be Banned [Re: DreaMaTrix]
    #3442138 - 12/03/04 02:15 PM (12 years, 3 days ago)

i wonder how they plan to enforce that.... visions of swat teams busting in saying drop the remote, dirtbag...


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Re: DVD Fast Forwarding To Be Banned [Re: MikeOLogical]
    #3442193 - 12/03/04 02:33 PM (12 years, 3 days ago)

> i wonder how they plan to enforce that....

At the player level... you won't be allowed to sell a DVD player that allows a user to fast forward through certain areas of the disk.  The real question is how many years in prison you get for violating the no-fast-forward law... probably at least three.  :nut:


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Re: DVD Fast Forwarding To Be Banned [Re: Seuss]
    #3442208 - 12/03/04 02:38 PM (12 years, 3 days ago)

so really this is a law against marketing devices that bypass the fast-forward block...


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Re: DVD Fast Forwarding To Be Banned [Re: MikeOLogical]
    #3442263 - 12/03/04 02:59 PM (12 years, 3 days ago)

> so really this is a law against marketing devices that bypass the fast-forward block...

That would be my guess.


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Re: DVD Fast Forwarding To Be Banned [Re: Seuss]
    #3442273 - 12/03/04 03:03 PM (12 years, 3 days ago)

So let me get this right, if you BUY a DVD, you OWN it. You PAYED for it. Why the HELL should it have ADS that you MUST WATCH before you can WATCH the movie you now OWN... or even RENT?


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Re: DVD Fast Forwarding To Be Banned [Re: Rose]
    #3442342 - 12/03/04 03:29 PM (12 years, 3 days ago)

Because the RIAA is a big-ass lobby with a lot of money, and as we all know congress loves to spend money, especially other peoples money; therefore, the RIAA has a lot of pull when it comes to getting really stupid laws passed.

Oh wait, I forgot, the RIAA is losing money; therefore, in order for the recording industry to make money, rather than changing their business model to something intelligent, they feel that congress should change the way the market works instead. Forcing people to watch advertisements, sueing twelve year old girls that live in the projects, tossing you in jail for three years for taking a video camera into a theater, that sort of thing...

Personally, I feel that the RIAA owes me around $3000 dollars. A few weeks ago somebody stole all my DVDs, which were legally purchased. I was unable to backup any of my DVDs, because of the RIAA and their anti-copy movement; therefore, I feel that the RIAA should have to replace my collection of movies since they restricted me from creating my own backups. And yes, I do have all the receipts.


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Re: DVD Fast Forwarding To Be Banned [Re: Seuss]
    #3442475 - 12/03/04 04:17 PM (12 years, 3 days ago)

"If you're in advertising....... Kill yourself" - Bill Hicks


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Re: DVD Fast Forwarding To Be Banned [Re: Seuss]
    #3442480 - 12/03/04 04:18 PM (12 years, 3 days ago)

I think you should make something of that, you really should, I'm not sure how far you will be able to get, but if you have time.


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Re: DVD Fast Forwarding To Be Banned [Re: gdman]
    #3442492 - 12/03/04 04:22 PM (12 years, 3 days ago)

Quote:

gdman said:
I think you should make something of that, you really should, I'm not sure how far you will be able to get, but if you have time.




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Re: DVD Fast Forwarding To Be Banned [Re: dr_gonz]
    #3442622 - 12/03/04 04:56 PM (12 years, 3 days ago)

Quote:

drgonz said:
"If you're in advertising....... Kill yourself" - Bill Hicks




No really.. We're not kidding. Go ahead and kill yourself.



The next thing you know we are going to have mandatory commercialization time every day in which we will be forced to memorize and recite an hours worth of advertisements per day, play time for kindergartners will be interrupted by a message from the schools sponsor such as Playskool and Tonka, middle school kids will be required to sing the latest Old Navy jingle, and high school students will need to cram for their final exams of super mall etiquette.

FUCK I can't believe this shit.

So, 15 years down the line and I still have to sit through the same stupid trailers for ten god awful ridiculous movies before I can watch the film that I want to see.


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Re: DVD Fast Forwarding To Be Banned [Re: Seuss]
    #3443110 - 12/03/04 07:04 PM (12 years, 3 days ago)

......

I don't even know what to say about that. Man, that's just.... absurd.

I did a search and here's a link to the article: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=19801

(part of the forum rules)


Quote:

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Because the RIAA is a big-ass lobby with a lot of money





I just did a research paper on this for English class. 16 of the 17 board of directors of the RIAA are from the major record labels. The 17th member is one of the most well known lobbiests in the country and -get this- former Executive Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Oh, he also happens to be the CEO of the RIAA and make a $1,000,000 salary from it.

I happen to be a musician, so you can imagine my love for the RIAA - a group which claims to defend the interests of the artists yet never does anything about unfair recording contracts ( <a href="www.negativland.com/albini.html" target="_blank">How recording contracts work</a>).


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