Hollywood moves to stop sale of editing DVD player


ZDNet (MSN) has an article detailing the latest steps by filmmakers and hollywood to control exactly what you see when you play a DVD.

As far as they are concerned, if you buy a DVD, you should only have the rights to see what they want you to see and in the order they want you to see it.

Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not about to go out and get ClearPlay or CleanFlix services to get rid of all of the [explitive deleted] profanity or nudity in my films, I like to know what the director originally intended. However, I see no reason why that has to be the ONLY way that I can look at a film that I own the rights keep and play at my leisure (but, of course, they'd like to restrict that as well, remember the first DIVx).

In the end, we should all have the right to remove the last excrutiating 10 minutes of The Abyss whenever we want to and find something more productive to do.