Two New Unskippable Warnings for All DVDs

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Oh, those government warnings that appear at the start of every DVD and Blu-ray disc are so wonderful. Which is why we should all be extremely happy that there are going to be more, and they're going to last longer!

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The US government is rolling out two new notices: one to "warn", another to "educate". Because we don't understand piracy and two short messages will prevent our involvement with it.

They'll run back-to-back, last ten seconds each, and be unskippable. Great! [Ars Technica]

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Strangely, the pirated download versions don't contain these (and won't).

"Piracy is almost always a service problem and not a pricing problem." — Gabe Newell