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TBH, I think you’re making a mountain out of a molehill with this. This ‘notice’ is only really there to give the cinema operators grounds on which to go after someone who comes in with a mini-DV camcorder to create and release a “screener”. [/quote:ed79049897]

Yes, you are right, and indeed I am not actually that concerned about it.

I guess I originally just objected to the notices being called ‘educational’ as I really didn’t think thats their raison d’etre…

On another – perhaps related – issue, I find I am recently getting increasingly irritated at the anti-copying notices that seem to be popping up everywhere – from the aforementioned cinema notices, to the warnings on DVDs which stop you skipping past them.
I recently saw a boxed set TV series, which displayed a long running and unskippable copyright notice before each half hour episode.

I am wondering if the notices, in their current and increasingly aggressive forms, may actually be doing more harm than good to the sales they are supposed to protect.

But that’s another discussion entirely, and I’m sure someone thought long about it before introducing the warnings.

Anyway, thanks for your time, I’ve learned a lot!