Content Cleaning Software Angers The Entertainment Industry
from the same-story,-different-angle dept
Yet another article talking about how upset movie directors are that there are products out there allowing people to alter movies for their own viewing pleasure. The products are generally designed to make movies more “family friendly”, but the directors say it’s copyright infringment. Of course, that’s tough to back up when the movie studios often edit the movies themselves to make “family friendly” copies for airplanes and TV. The article suggests that if the studios simply started adding the officially edited versions to the DVDs they sold, it would quickly put the software makers out of business. Of course, I don’t see what’s wrong with being able to edit a movie for your own personal viewing. By letting people edit the movies so it fits their own criteria, they’re actually encouraging more people to buy the movie.