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RE: [dvd-discuss] Fox recommends multiregion (aka hacked) DVD players to UKc...
Richard Hartman writes:
> So it would be possible to produce a DVD intended for
> region 1 -or- 2 play, but not for play in region 3?
Or a DVD which is playable everywhere *except* region 6 (China
--- excluding Hong Kong, which is region 3, in case anyone thinks this
And, let's recall, Time-Warner lawyer Dean Marks' revelatory testimony
at the Library of Congress DMCA hearings explicitly acknowledged that:
1 MR. MARKS: Another reason why we need
2 regional coding, why we do regional coding is that
3 the law in various territories is different with
4 regard to censorship requirements. So we cannot
5 simply distribute the same work throughout the world
6 in the same version. Local laws impose censorship
7 regulations on us that require us to both exhibit
8 and distribute versions of the films that comply
9 with those censorship requirements.
... though strangely enough, China is the only case I can find where a
region's boundaries exactly coincide with a single political