Don't pirate the anti-pirate system

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Khan FurSainty, May 27, 2010.

  1. Khan FurSainty

    Khan FurSainty Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Apr 23, 2009

    German firm Medien Patent Verwaltung claims that in 2003, it revealed a new kind of anti-piracy technology to Warner Bros. that marks films with specific codes so pirated copies can be traced back to their theaters of origin. But like a great, hilariously-ironic DRM Ouroborus, the company claims that Warner began using the system throughout Europe in 2004 but hasn't actually paid a dime for it.

    "We disclosed our anti-piracy technology to Warner Bros. in 2003 at their request, under strict confidentiality, expecting to be treated fairly," the company said in a statement. "Instead, they started using our technology extensively without our permission and without any accounting to us."

    Being an anti-pirate system, you'd think it would protect itself.
  2. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    well you cant

    all it is, is a method to mark the films that does not hurt the video itself so they can know who is leaking theatre quality video releases ruining their sales.

    i find it horribly hilarius and i hope that warner looses a shitload of money for this.

    what is liability for patent and copyright violation? 50,000 per infraction? per movie reel it was used on.

    oh this could be glorius.

    chances are they will settle out of court for some large sum of money.
  3. Yeah, cause ya know, it's only wrong if someone does it to you.
  4. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Ratty, except old Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
  5. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    thats awesome rat :mrgreen:
  6. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I have to admit, this is some amusing irony. :clap:
  7. UncannyGarlic

    UncannyGarlic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 6, 2008
    I think that it's especially funny given that they've been putting those anti-piracy commercials on their DVDs. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.
  8. sydney_roo

    sydney_roo Still Mildly Glowing

    Nov 24, 2008
    Yeah, let's see them facing Warner legal eagles :) Let them be.