Copyright Warning Thrillingly Refreshed

Don't you just love this bright new Blu-ray world we're living in? To celebrate the great transition, the studios now have hip high-def copyright warnings. This one came from Warner's 10,000 BC. Notice the forceful graphics, the festive colors, the 4:3 aspect ratio. The rounded screen corners that remind me of a 1950s B&W Magnavox--the first TV I remember, delivery medium for countless episodes of Captain Kangaroo. Best of all, it stays onscreen a real long time, and is invulnerable to the track-skip and fast-forward keys, so you have plenty of time to meditate on 5 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON before your evening entertainment. That'll stop those bootleggers and analog-hole deviants from stealing our precious bodily fluids! Uh, I mean our intellectual property. Or perhaps the studios are just as tone-deaf as ever, wasting the time of law-abiding Blu-ray renters and purchasers to send a message to other people who are impervious to copyright warnings. For the record, I have no intention of ever bootlegging a Blu-ray disc. But all those moments spent watching dopey copyright warnings add up. Couldn't they be shortened to three seconds, or made skippable, to really celebrate a new age of great HD entertainment? I want my life back.

Matt's picture

The only way to get them to listen is to stop buying/renting their products. However, there are too many sheep that don't know/don't care. Or buy 4 TB hard drives and rip BDs and customize them anyway you want. I used to do this with DVDs I bought until I realized that there were only a select few movies I'll watch enough to make it worthwhile.

Bruce in CO's picture

Kind of gives one second thoughts about supporting a candidate whose primary financial support comes from the entertainment industry. Nothing like a shill for Hollywood in the White House. Don't get me wrong, I don't particularly like either candidate, and I am truly undecided about who is the best of the worst, but this is another instance where our interests/love/hobby intersects with politics.

Jagdish Tytler's picture

Surinder Singh “I have come to know that in front of Justice Nanavasti Commission from my side has been put blame on Shri Jagdish Tytler. I give my statement that I cannot read and write English for this I would like to state that I do not know that what has been in English in my previous statement. Dated 01/11/1984 crowd attacked an GurudwarwaPul Bangash, people were saying that attack was being led by the Congress leaders. I did not see Shri Jagdish Tytler anywhere in the crowd.”

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