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

This is a fantastic example of the kind of fair use that requires circumvention
tools. Who can argue that you should not be allowed to strip the profanity out
an R rated movie so that little Johnie can watch it.

--- Ernest Miller <ernest.miller@yale.edu> 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

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