Friday, May 07, 2004
Attention Wal-Mart shoppers: a DVD player now on sale rearranges movies to suit your own moral standards. Using technology developed by a company called Clearplay, the player skips scenes of nudity, violence, and drug use, and mutes bad language. If you like violence but can't stand nudity, you can program the filter accordingly. But the Director's Guild of America is suing Clearplay, saying the technology illegally alters a copyrighted work without the artist's permission. Last year, Brooke spoke to then-president of the DGA Martha Coolidge about the group's objections.