John Gruber On The Latest DVD Silliness

ars technica is reporting that DVDs and Blu-rays will now carry two unskippable government warnings. These warnings—the usual nonsense about going to hell and jail if you copy the DVD/Blue-ray—will be shown back-to-back for 10 seconds each and will be unskippable. Gruber deadpans

So to encourage people not to engage in piracy, they’re going to force
everyone to watch yet another annoying, time-wasting,
gratification-delaying warning screen that can only be avoided by
engaging in piracy.

Really, these notices are completely useless. If you're going to pirate, these won't give you a second's pause. If, like most people, you don't pirate movies it's just an annoying inconvenience that make you feel sympathy for the pirates and loathing for the studios.

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