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'Clones' copies already appearing on the Net @ http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/interne....ap/index.html


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Apparently, there are "cam in a theater, over the heads" digitized copies already on the Web. I am sure none of us would ever accept anything of this quality, or the concept of stealing content in general, yet rest assured MPAA will parade this story around Wash DC till they convince lawmakers about national security threat stemming from it.


It is simply ridiculous that any1, especially Lucas, should pay any attention to stuff like that ...
 

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:eek: "The Sky Is Falling"!


Will this mean the movie won't open next week as scheduled now that 'everyone' has seen it on the web? Was the web video quality as good as seeing it at the movie theater? Where are the Jack Vallenti storm troopers investigating this? Is it possible that a low grade version was leaked by the studio to help Jack and the MPAA justify the call for no fair use and copy guarded digital content?


"Inquiring minds want to know."
 

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Of course if it had perfectly airtight digital copy protection, no one would have been able to set up a camera in front of the screen and record it like this. :rolleyes:
 

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^^^^^^^^^

Good one :) And if everything else fails, those encryption bits in the transport stream would fry the camcoder and inflict cancer on the operator !
 

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The only way to stop this type of crime is to have the National Guard in front of every screen doing full body search looking for the smallest camera. And punishment for this high treason would be to be submitted to 200 hours of watching reruns of Ken and Tammy Fay :)
 

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Actually, Kodak claims that their system will prevent camcorder recordings:

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QUESTION: What about encrypting? How do you discourage piracy?


KENNEL: Security and anti-piracy measures are absolutely essential. We are developing what appears to be very effective watermarking technology, and also technology that will discourage the videotaping of images off of screens. We are also exploring other options. It has to be simple and effective.
Well, looks like old tube video cameras will start increasing in value on E-Bay. Hey, it worked ok back when the cheapest digital PAL to NTSC standards converter cost more than $20,000.
 

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Actually, Kodak claims that their system will prevent camcorder recordings:



Well, looks like old tube video cameras will start increasing in value on E-Bay. Hey, it worked ok back when the cheapest digital PAL to NTSC standards converter cost more than $20,000.
So Grandmas home movies of the grandkids first steps will be automaticly deleted because there was a TV in the background showing a watermarked copy protected show? I think they are going to have some rather irate customers.
 

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News flash 2008!!

Bank robbers use Kodak copy protection technology to foil security cams

Bank robbers have shocked the law establishment by using technology designed to prevent video piracy to disable security cameras during bank thefts.

By using T-shirts with embedded digital watermarks developed by Kodak, the robbers are able to shut down security cameras set up to record any disturbance at most modern banks. In 2003 the federal government mandated that all video recording devices contain anti-piracy circuitry. Clever bandits, realizing this, have been able to outwit law enforcement by exposing video surveillance cameras to copyrighted material and disabling them. As a result, the identity of the thieves has not been recorded. Police are baffled since the cameras cannot be modified without a change to the law and any changes are vigorously opposed by the entertainment industry......


(just fiction today, but who knows....)
 

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LOL:)

ROTFLMAO:D
 

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I haven't seen the release, but it is marked "telesync"

this normally means that it was copied directly off the projector/print/whatever...

no a cam.


but like movies being released on the internet before the film is out isn't news. It happens all the time. SW:2 would be a waste to watch on ones PC - After the crap of the first one, the only thing to see is the FX - which is why i'd rather see it on the screen.

http://www.isonews.com/releases.php3?section=vcd
 

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" and also technology that will discourage the videotaping of images off of screens."


It doesn't say it'll keep you from videotaping the images, just that it will discourage you from doing it. Maybe by making the movie look nasty-ass ugly, so you wouldn't even want to try? Or maybe it has a built-in sensor hooked up to a gun that shoots the guy next to you if it detects you taping the show?
 
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