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Re: [dvd-discuss] MovieMask - I'm sure the lawsuit is on its way

ummmmm  I went to the moviemask site. where do you see the ability to create
your own version? All I see is something that plays pre-supplied config files
for movies they have already edited.

From the page
*(Based on your selection, your player will download a "mask file" that
commands your movie to be played back according to your personal

                            *(You may watch any movie with Movie Mask Player.
However, if you choose to watch the movie as a masked, educational, or
interactive playback
                            option, then the movie you choose to watch must be
one of the movies that we have in our Movie Library.

...or has someone already hacked the moviemask player?

Ernest Miller wrote:

> www.moviemask.com
> Here is software that allows people to create metadata additions to DVDs.
> You download a config file, and the movie plays from that, not the file on
> the DVD. You can effectively create your own version of a movie on DVD,
> editing out the naughty bits - make your own PG-13 movie from an R-Rated
> DVD.  Of course, there are more interesting uses - I wonder how long until
> there is a phantom edit of the Star Wars Episode I DVD out.
> Unfortunately, this violates all sorts of DVDCCA licenses.  Their moviemask
> FAQ says that the movie studios are aware of what moviemask is doing - but
> seems to imply that they don't have official approval.
> Slashdot article
> http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=01/11/14/1325246

Dan Steinberg

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