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Studios Sue DVD Sanitizers

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Why would anyone do that?!

Family Edited DVDS, Inc. is a company that takes movies with objectionable content and edits it out in order to create a "family friendly" experience - and the studios are pissed!

Paramount, Warner Bros., MGM, Disney, Universal and Fox filed a lawsuit against the company and its leader, John Webster, for editing movies such as Iron Man 2, The Hurt Locker, Prince of Persia and Date Night, then selling them for profit.

The studios claim that the reproduction of the films violates their exclusive copyrights. Not to mention that selling its films in DVD-R format makes them "highly vulnerable to further unauthorized copying and other forms of infringement."

Family Edited DVDs are currently advertising a "liquidation" sale, so we'll assume they are running scared. The studios are requesting permanent injunctive relief.

So much easier just to watch PG movies! Lame.

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14 comments to “Studios Sue DVD Sanitizers”

  1. 1

    fucking first :)

  2. 2

    The studios should win the lawsuit as this is a clear case of copyright infringement

  3. 3

    WTF. That's lame. If anything, they are ADVERTISING their movie and they are taking it to a broader audience. If anything, the studios should be thanking them AND paying THEM!

  4. Suze says – reply to this


    I went to their website. They have an "edited" version of Toy Story 3…..WHAT on earth could have been edited out of THAT movie to make it "clean". These people are freaks.

  5. 5

    Sue the pants off them!

  6. 6

    I think parents need to just show their kids the sex scenes, that way they can ask questions and discuss it. It's what my mum did, and when I got older I could be more open and ask her for advice. Besides when kids go to school they tell each other these things anyway, it's better they hear the truth than them believing some made up crap about it from another kid.

  7. 7

    Hello people ever been to Utah?? This guy operates his store because of all the MORMONS (MORBOTS) here. Crazy censorship isn't it?!!!

  8. 8

    I get the idea and I think it seems like a good one in theory. But in the movies listed that I've seen (Prince of Persia and Date Night) there aren't terrible scenes. Prince of Persia had a kiss - big deal and Date Night had a foreign woman mention a threesome in a different language - easy enough for your kid not to notice.
    So I like the theory of making some movies more kid friendly by taking out a sometimes pointless sex scene, but I have a feeling this company may go a little overboard with the editing.

  9. 9

    Re: gorgeous_chik7 – Sorry I think sooo not… Let's say you made a crtain product then someone took that product that you sell changed it to be the same product same name same everything less the parts that disallow the original product sale to certain age groups… Not right to try… specially in the day and age of the issues with ownloads and copyright issues being so seriously attacked now by production companies… The way the word lawsuit or the term I'll sue is so often flung around for way less obvious infringements this was just stupid on the part of the company being sued…

  10. 10

    Frickin' weirdo Mormons…

  11. 11

    Re: Long Dong Connery

    No one gives a shit fuck face, at least not since perez started sucking more than ever

  12. 12

    Studios–step up. Sounds like an opportunity to make some serious coin.

  13. 13

    Re: gorgeous_chik7 – hahaha, what?!? those studios don't need advertising and they sure as hell don't like it when people make a PROFIT off of their movies. you're an idiot. AN IDIOT.

  14. 14

    I remember a cable channel back in the late 80's-early 90's that did the same sort of thing, and they didn't last very long, either.

    Another thing: anyone here remember a homophobic old fart by the name of Donald Wildmon? He had an organization called the American Family Association (still does, in fact), and back in the day they used to put out a hard copy newsletter with a section listing movies they'd banned because of objectionable content, etc. Well, I used that as my shopping list. ;-)