MPAA Dreams

Different people have different ideas about what makes something “ideal.”
bq.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. 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. – “Dan Glickman(MPAA Lobbying for Home Theater Regulations)”:http://www.bbspot.com/News/2006/11/home-theater-regulations.html I am surprised that they don’t expect each member of a family to have a copy. That is obviously an oversight on his part. But look what constitutes a home theater under this meature.
bq.The MPAA defines a home theater as any home with a television larger than 29″ with stereo sound and at least two comfortable chairs, couch, or futon. Anyone with a home theater would need to pay a $50 registration fee with the MPAA or face fines up to $500,000 per movie shown. – Scott Small Last week, my 27″ television and I wouldn’t have cared. But seeing as how I am awaiting delivery on “this unit(Panasonic TH-42PX60U 42″ Plasma HDTV )”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000F6SR0O/libraryplanetcom/ref=nosim/, it seems rather important right now. — My brother just pointed out the article is a “satire(MPAA Home Theater Regulation Satire Hits Too Close To Home)”:http://techdirt.com/articles/20061128/080742.shtml. It sure “sounded real(MPAA satire is just too realistic)”:http://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-satire-is-just-too-realistic/.