Tuesday, October 14, 2003

MPAA employs a Kodak Anti-piracy technique and ruins the movie going experience

When ROGER EBERT complains about it, you know it's bad.

Kodak has developed a system of placing random red and brown dots on a projected image in an effort to frustrate pirates who bring videocameras into movie theaters to steal films before they're released on Video.

The rational is understandable. put big red dots on frames of a film in patterns that are different print to print in order to identify which print a pirated movie on the net came from. But the dots are driving audiences NUTS and ruining a movie-goers experience.

The irony? According to Ebert, most of the pirates work for the film industry itself.


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