Thanks to the U.S. Government, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs will soon display two warnings intended to educate viewers about movie piracy. Ars Technica writes:
Will the two screens be shown back to back? Will each screen last for 10 seconds each? Will each screen be unskippable? Yes, yes, and yes.
An ICE spokesman tells me that the two screens will "come up after the previews, once you hit the main movie/play button on the DVD. At which point the movie rating comes up, followed by the IPR Center screen shot for 10 secs and then the FBI/HSI anti-piracy warning for 10 secs as well. Neither can be skipped/fast forwarded through."
"Thanks for legally purchasing and not pirating this movie! Now please sit there while we tell you about how bad pirating movies is. Yes, you have to watch our warning every time you watch this movie that you legally purchased. How else will you know not to pirate movies?" Idiots.
(Via Daring Fireball.)