From: Flick Harrison (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Feb 14 2010 - 12:41:38 PST
Region coding is extremely important to raise the cost of piracy. If
I want to illegally copy a disc, and make it available to people in
other regions, I have to check a box on the ripping software that says
"remove region coding."
That way, piracy takes 0.1 seconds longer.
Otherwise, instead of using Apple's terrible DVD player which respects
region coding, I would be forced to use far superior software like VLC
which ignores it. Or, instead of buying an expensive brand-name dvd
player, I would be forced to buy a less expensive grey-market one
(available in many shops in my city) which ignores region coding.
Also, people who are technically untrained will become confused when
confronted with region-coded DVD's which they may have bought legally,
over the net or second-hand. When they ask their more savvy friends
for an explanation, they will be reminded that copy protection exists,
and that it is easily bypassed by software.
On 14-Feb-10, at 12:00 , Lundgren wrote:
> I don't see the point for region-coding at all, but when it comes to
> this release it would seem extremely pointless.
> --- Original Message ----- From: "Maurizio Mercuri" <email suppressed
> To: <email suppressed>
> Sent: Sunday, February 14, 2010 1:23 PM
> Subject: Re: by Brakhage bluray
>> I was asking myself the same question. I really hope so but on the
>> Criterion website they declare that all their blu-ray discs are
>> Maurizio Mercuri
>> On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 12:50 PM, Lundgren <email suppressed>
>>> Does anyone know if it will be region free?
>>> Björn Lundgren
>>> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
>> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
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