Tuesday, 24 February 2004

The Ramblings of a Jackass

WASHINGTON - JULY 20, 2001: (FILE PHOTO) Jack ...Image by Getty Images via Daylife

While not particuarly music-based, the rambling of arch Jackass Jack Valenti, head of the Motion Picture Association of America, are always good to poke fun at.

This is the knob-head who thought the idea of DVDs was so bad he'd have to make up another format. Anyone remember DIVX, that blot on the techology landscape that didn't even last a year? Didn't think so.

Anyway, his new foot-in-mouth rambling comes hot on the heels of 321 Studios being told to stop selling their DVD copying software. 321 argue that they're just helping customers who want to backup expensive discs, especially children's (as they are prone to being covered in all sorts of children friendly substances, like jam and mud).

What is Jack-ass Valenti's response? "If you buy a DVD you have a copy. If you want a backup copy you buy another one.'' I'd like to see good ole Jack go and tell this to a single mother who's having trouble keeping food on the table and has made sacrifices to buy one or two DVDs for her kids so she make dinner without being harrassed.

Valenti, you truly are a jackass.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]
blog comments powered by Disqus