You know what grinds my gears? It’s the FBI warnings that appear at the beginning of movies I watch. I go out and buy a new movie. I stick said movie into my DVD player. I hit play. On the screen I end up seeing 3 or 4 warnings telling me I can’t make copies of this movie I own. You know what the worst part is? It’s that I can’t fast forward (skip) past these warnings. Actually I thought of another worst part: the warning appears in English AND at least one other language. WTF. I don’t care about interpol!
It’s like the MPAA/FBI (authorities, if you will) think that I’m either a thief or stupid. Either way I don’t like it.
That’s why I make fair-use backups of my DVD’s. Sure, I already own them, but I want to be able to bring a case full of DVD’s over to a friend’s house and not worry if one of them gets scratched/lost/broken. That and I like to be able to edit out all those crazy warnings.
My “fair-use” ends up removing everything except the movie itself. No animated menus to wait for. No warnings. No “unable to forward past something”. Just my nice relaxing paid for movie. Fuck you MPAA.
And that’s what grinds my gears.