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

Quite right....you can't have the general public disturbing the 
artistic vision of brilliant directors the way that the Sleazetown 
Studio Directors direct the editing department to make artistic cuts 
into motion pictures. THe two are just not comparable!  As 
somebody pointed out, Left to the consumer Waterworld would 
consist of 3 minutes (what three? The only scene I remember didn't 
last that long.) but the studio editors clearly felt that three hours 
was appropriate - or was even it longer?

Or better yet...how about this for a machine. Have a CD of 
alternative  dialog for your DVD movie. Pop it into your second CD 
reader (OK who doesn't have two drives!)  and have the software 
synch up and replace the actual dialogue. Hey with enough horse 
power you could even resynch the lips to match the dialog-true 
*lipsynching*. Now I'm not talking about different language 
versions...how about real alternative dialogue. "LA Connection" 
does that out here Live in a theatre(they adlib new dialog for bad 
movies at a theatre in West LA.) on some really bad movies 
althoughI don't know if they ever tackled Plan 9......

BTW...would such a CD be copyright infringement. Without playing 
the DVD simultaneously the CD would have little value. It does not 
alter the DVD in anyway (removing the lipsynching feature). Now I 
can imagine that the studios would object that it's damaging their 
market for their good (and the counter argument is that someone 
has to make a sale to use the CD)

From:           	"D. C. Sessions" <dvd@lumbercartel.com>
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To:             	dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
Subject:        	Re: [dvd-discuss] MovieMask - I'm sure the lawsuit is on its way
Date sent:      	Wed, 14 Nov 2001 14:45:50 -0700
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> 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 way.
> > --- 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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