You know those FBI warning messages that appear at the beginning of DVDs and Blu-ray discs? They’re getting an upgrade—and they’re multiplying.
The US government yesterday rolled out not one but two copyright notices, one to “warn” and one to “educate.” Six major movie studios will begin using the new notices this week. …
The second notice shows the logo for the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, which involves 20 different US government agencies. It features one extremely angry eagle who would probably pluck your eyeballs from your sockets if he could get those talons near you. ”Piracy is not a victimless crime,” says the notice. “For more information on how digital theft harms the economy, please visit www.iprcenter.gov.”
Oh God. There are few things more frustrating than sitting through those inane notices on the legal DVDs you have purchased. All they do is encourage you to acquire versions without the stupid notices – ie torrented files. They are the most counter-productive messages I know if, and now they are doubling them in length!Tags: copyright