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

Ernest Miller wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Bryan Taylor <bryan_w_taylor@yahoo.com>
> To: <dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 4:21 PM
> Subject: 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
> > of
> > an R rated movie so that little Johnie can watch it.

So what's JackBoots going to say?  DeCSS was "breaking into a video
store" -- MovieMask is "like putting the Playboys behind the counter at
the 7-11" and that's bad why?  "we can't allow America's peepshow
windows to be taped over..." doesn't work any better.  "standing up for
the artistic integrity of the original authors" smells just as bad
coming from the home of colorization, the movie is nothing like the
book, and "edited for TV"

No... I think this a big-time loser for Hollywood.  Ironically this
concept of movie overlays is probably a huge demand generator -- and
legally a much harder sell than the despised speaker of "information
should be free" 2600 easy target.