Ubergeek Dave sent me this piece of utter bullshit from the MPAA. Apparently if I have a TV greater than 29″, check, 2 or more comfortable chairs, check and stereo, check, I need to pay a $50 fee or a $500,000 per video fine if caught. Here’s a snippet that got my blood boiling.
“Just because you buy a DVD to watch at home doesn’t give you the right to invite friends over to watch it too. That’s a violation of copyright and denies us the revenue that would be generated from DVD sales to your friends,” said Glickman. “Ideally we expect each viewer to have their own copy of the DVD, but we realize that isn’t always feasible. The registration fee is a fair compromise.
So if my daughter has a play date over and they watch Finding Nemo, I have to pony up $50 to the MPAA? I have two words for them, FUCK OFF! Like they say, read it all and get pissed.
I was trying to remember where I heard of this Dan Glickman asswipe, then it hit me. He’s an ex congresscritter. That makes me hate this fuckwad and his policies even more.
Another one for OTB.