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Old August 5th, 2007, 04:41 PM   #16
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Digital projection, I've heard, promises to do some sort of watermark that shows up on cameras that reveals the theatre location, date and time. So you can't do much with that, bootleg-wise.

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So, does this really make a difference? So they know someone in that particular showing made a copy. Without a record of who was sitting where, what's the point? The bootleg is still out there being sold.

About the only thing this would be good for preventing is if the theater was in cahoots with the bootlegger. The bootlegger doesn't care if you know you've bought a bootleg.

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Old August 5th, 2007, 04:46 PM   #17
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But what can you do with something that has large text over the video? I like that--no one can bootleg.

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Old August 5th, 2007, 05:09 PM   #18
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If it has visible large text then I will not watch. If it is invisible, then it can be removed.
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Old August 5th, 2007, 05:27 PM   #19
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Seems like you might be able to do something like this with infrared. If you zap your TV remote control towards your camcorder your eyes don't see anything but the camera sees a flash of light.
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Old August 5th, 2007, 10:53 PM   #20
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If it has visible large text then I will not watch. If it is invisible, then it can be removed.
I work for an indy adult company here in Osaka and starting this month the boss is going to have me put a watermark of our company name on the DVD'S, probably right inside the title safe line. It seems several Japanese Adult Video companies are starting to do that because of all the bootlegging or posting it to websites or whatever. The bosses thinking is that at least it will have our company name on the video, whether it's on our DVD or someone rips it and posts it somewhere.
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Old August 19th, 2007, 11:50 AM   #21
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This might be of interest as it contains news reports ranging
from illegal in-theater taping to sting operations on boot leggers
doing illegal intheater taping,

http://www.natoonline.org/blog/category/movie-theft/
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Old August 21st, 2007, 03:19 PM   #22
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you can actually see the watermark, it's been happening since two towers and return of the king.

how can you spot it? just pay attention to brightly lit scenes like minas tirith in return of the king. i distinctly remember seeing it and being totally pissed off that i actually saw it. anyways, it's like red dot patterned after dices or somn like that.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 03:31 PM   #23
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I wonder if the watermarking can be used against the theatre, ie, studios and the MPAA can put pressure on the theatre where the piracy happened.

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