It’s amazing how short sighted the CDFreaks community is. You guys should be praising this form of censorship is it works in your benefit. With content flags (violence, sex, swearing) in the MPEG stream, parent can optionally disable such content and skip those scene. But guess what, it doesn’t affect us unless we enable those flags. This means that Wallmart can sell movies without playing parent for us, why, because they’ll sell the DVD player that supports content flagging. This law frees the consumer up from having to worry about censored and uncensored DVDs as all DVDs will be unsensored and the DVD player will censor it if requested. Although it will take a couple years for this to work properly because of all the DVD players out now, and especially so if the Playstation 2 and Xbox don’t get firmware updates as kids could always play these movies on these systems, often in their bedroom. I’m not pro censorship by any means, but parents have a right to censor, even if it’s a bad idea (as factual data has proven) and doesn’t have any real affect on the child. The truth is people want censorship, and generally people end up getting what they want. So I’d rather have an opt-in censorship than a mandatory one (pre-edited DVDs).
[edited by Rhelic on 21.04.2005 16:55]