Why can't we just go back to VCR's? It was all so easy back then.
I remember spending a frustratingly long time fast-forwarding through previews on both VCR and BetaMax. I don't remember if LaserDisc had these as well, though I don't think they did.
Of course the government would probably want to around every fire and use sign language to spell out the whole warning, so it probably wouldn't save that much time anyway.
Why can't they put the warnings after the credits / right before them?
Good job i don't buy dvds. Punishing those who do.. Haha.
Except piracy doesn't hurt the economy. It's like saying Gay Marriage will hurt american values
The gaming industry saw profit profit profit profits when everyone else was struggling to break even, and Avengers just rolled in nearly a Billion dollars so far already. Totally hurting them, isn't it
Eh, I don't care. Any time I put on a DVD or Blu ray, I always end up having left, say, my drink downstairs. By the time I got it, it's finished.
This is why i don't invest in movies, except for the few epics or mainstream successes. Also why i don't use commercial software anymore either. What would be the point? No other industry treats its customers like criminals and the criminals as their equals.
I enjoy my Blu-ray collection.
Plus we don't have those unskippable warnings here in Norway.
so the government favors pirates over buyers?
Soon warnings will be replaced with 5min+ videos of why piracy is bad... And you can't skip it.
The next step is having giant red overlay text flashing on the screen during the movie saying "DO NOT PIRATE".
To be honest pirates release dvd-rips faster than the actual dvd release since they are in different countries so there's really no point in buying the movie if you don't care that much about watching it on a ps3 or dvd player.
Haha "its to educate everyone else" that there are free versions of this movie on the internet that come without this 20sec punishment clip so go and get them
Thankfully this shit is easy to cut out
Seems like the trend of people pirating it and then (if they really like it) buying it out of pity for the artists will continue to thrive in the future.
How people still don't get they're throwing paper money in a furnace to extinguish it is beyond me. Piracy is a service problem. It's no big secret.
Stop pirating things for free or we'll cram more nonsensical bullshit into that official release of that thing you like and will have to pay money for!!
The whole argument about "you don't have to buy it if you don't like their service" is absolute bullshit. As a paying customer I have every right to demand things from the publisher/distributor.
There is a a pretty thick line between demanding stuff from the original creator like "Hey I bought your film, but didn't like this character, since I am paying for your work, next time I demand you to not have him on" and demanding a proper, reasonably priced viewing experience from the distributor/publisher. The publisher is there to serve you, the customer. The creator is the creative force and is not responsible, or at least should not be responsible, towards the customer.
Isn't it just amazing that corporations have our government so whipped that the FBI and Department of Homeland Security are involved in copyright issues? I'm certainly going to be watching less new films because unskippable trailers are enough to make me realize that I could be spending my time doing something else productive like studying, hanging out with friends, or whatever else. Wasting an entire 20 seconds every time I watch something [before the sometimes unskippable and nearly always poorly constructed trailers] means that I am simply not going to bother at all in most cases.
And then they'll blame the reduced sales on more piracy and add a third 10 second slide.
Eventually, services such as Spotify and Netflix will take over their respective markets.
People are generally more inclined to pay a small monthly fee for unlimited access, rather than lots of fees of varying prices for only one thing.
So.. I'll continue to acquire my movies just the way I have done it in the past.
Very rarely do i buy a movie on DVD/Blu-ray because very rarely is there ever a movie that i want to buy. Or even see.