Another pathetic MPAA attempt.......

spacelord

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Who are all the "dumb cows" following whoever thought up this stupid idea? bad bad bad
 

pulse8

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Originally posted by: gshock888
lame.

shut down MPAA, and america will be a better place

:roll: The MPAA is the least of this country's worries.


"At the store, someone buying a new DVD would have to provide a password or some kind of biometric data, like a fingerprint or iris scan, which would be added to the DVD's RFID tag."

If I have to go through that much trouble to buy a DVD, I will NEVER buy one EVER again.
 
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I don't see this as another pirate thread. This is quite simply pathethic. If I want to lend my best friend of 10 years a DVD to introduce him to a new TV show (i.e. Farscape), I don't want to have to babysit the DVD and put my freakin fingerprint on some piece of machinery just to let him check out a show for himself. If this kind of thing becomes implemented, I will cease buying DVDs completely and return to pirating movies. I refuse to be restricted so much that I can't even loan a friend a 100% legit DVD
 

AMDZen

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Its official. The MPAA has surpassed the RIAA as the most naive association in regards to socialist practices. Fingerprint and Iris scans?? This entire idea is seriously depressing, maybe we should just embrace the entire socialist/communist idea and start putting these things in everything? Or rather, make America into an Imperialist Empire. I mean, why stop with DVD's and CD's, why not put hidden camera's in the produce section to stop those grape thieves. You know who you are, snacking on those grapes or gummy bears. You evil doers.
 

AMDZen

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Originally posted by: pulse8
Originally posted by: gshock888
lame.

shut down MPAA, and america will be a better place

:roll: The MPAA is the least of this country's worries.


"At the store, someone buying a new DVD would have to provide a password or some kind of biometric data, like a fingerprint or iris scan, which would be added to the DVD's RFID tag."

If I have to go through that much trouble to buy a DVD, I will NEVER buy one EVER again.

I agree. In fact, I'm going to boycott the MPAA for simply thinking of this
 

Eli

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Originally posted by: pulse8
Originally posted by: gshock888
lame.

shut down MPAA, and america will be a better place

:roll: The MPAA is the least of this country's worries.


"At the store, someone buying a new DVD would have to provide a password or some kind of biometric data, like a fingerprint or iris scan, which would be added to the DVD's RFID tag."

If I have to go through that much trouble to buy a DVD, I will NEVER buy one EVER again.
LMFAO, if they're going to add fingerprints or iris scan requirments to simply buy a DVD.. well, you're right... the MPAA is the least of this country's worries. :Q

...Cuz it won't be long before the sun becomes dark, the moon blood red and we all recieve the mark of the beast.

:p
 

chowderhead

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Originally posted by: AMDZen
Its official. The MPAA has surpassed the RIAA as the most naive association in regards to socialist practices. Fingerprint and Iris scans?? This entire idea is seriously depressing, maybe we should just embrace the entire socialist/communist idea and start putting these things in everything? Or rather, make America into an Imperialist Empire. I mean, why stop with DVD's and CD's, why not put hidden camera's in the produce section to stop those grape thieves. You know who you are, snacking on those grapes or gummy bears. You evil doers.

not to diverge into a political discussion but I would consider this type of action to be more fascist then socialist/communist. This is raw capitalism at its most base of forms - trying to squeeze every last penny from the consumer. It is also a stupid idea - a generic password can be shared i.e screw_U_MPAA and nobody is going to want to scan their eyeballs or fingerprint just to watch a movie.
 

EMPshockwave82

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Originally posted by: spacelord
Rentals?

damn.. you beat me to it...

what about rentals... 100 people rent that DVD within 100 days of it's release

guess we cant rent movies anymore
 

PingSpike

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This won't come to pass, I hardly think consumers are going to trade in their old DVD players in favor of purchasing a more expensive one that requires iris or fingerprint scans just to turn it on. This would in fact make their product so difficult an intrusive to purchase and use that I would think it would either plunge their sales into oblivion or actually increase piracy. (i.e. "Iris scans? Fvck that, maybe I'll just browse for it on kazaa instead.")

You're not going to get all the DVD manufactors onboard on this one, so you're going to have to compete with the standard system. Remember DivX? Yeah, that sounded great to the execs up top. To bad all the consumers gave it a thumbs down.
 

AnitaPeterson

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Originally posted by: AMDZen
Its official. The MPAA has surpassed the RIAA as the most naive association in regards to socialist practices. Fingerprint and Iris scans?? This entire idea is seriously depressing, maybe we should just embrace the entire socialist/communist idea and start putting these things in everything?

Dude, WTF?

How stupid is this? You have no clue what socialism is... FYI, in socialism, the idea of public property (i.e. everybody owns something, everybody can use it) is totally opposite to what the MPAA would like to see with the RFID tags. If anything, this is extreme capitalism - each individual with one personalized copy. Stop talking out of your @ss...

Back to the subject - this will never work, because even if the U.S. will implement it, the rest of the world WILL give it the finger - only symbollically.
 

ttown

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I predict Christmas sales of DVD's will be close to 0.... since you won't be able to give them as gifts.

Never gonna happen
 

Gurck

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Originally posted by: b0mbrman
How dare they expect compensation for their work :|
It's not that, but rather their proposed blatant invasion of privacy & their desire to prevent people from manipulating things they own.
 

mugs

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Originally posted by: AMDZen
I agree. In fact, I'm going to boycott the MPAA for simply thinking of this

Sure you are.

Does the article even mention the MPAA?
 

sxr7171

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Originally posted by: b0mbrman
How dare they expect compensation for their work :|

It's not about expecting compensation for their work, and I don't steal their work and dislike those that do. However, everything they do drives the honest DVD/CD purchasing consumer to steal their work. I stopped buying CDs altogether when they started fvcking with them by putting that data corrupting copy protection on it. If they expect that I should use a fingerprint reader to watch a movie I own, then I will stop buying movies. They can kiss my a$$. I can live without buying movies.

Do they really expect that we will buy new players to allow them to restrict us like this? They have a hope.
 

bentwookie

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Schoen said this is the "smart cow problem": Once one of the cows opens the gate, the others will follow