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

On Wednesday 14 November 2001 14:21, you wrote:
> 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 of 
> an R rated movie so that little Johnie can watch it.

No, you don't understand.  It's *their* movie -- you're only allowed
to do things with it that they approve of.  If they wanted you to
watch it without the explicit parts, they would have made it that

> --- 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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