Copy Protection

Eric Fry (
Thu, 26 Apr 2001 13:03:20 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Fellow VIDEOLIBbers:

A newly purchased video came across my desk this morning. On it, it
contained the following label:

Warning: DO NOT COPY!
A VCR virus programmed on this videotape causes severe damage to recording
VCR; NHV not responsible for fire or other damage if duplication is

The orginal producer for the video is NHV which stands for National Health
Video, Inc. The distributor is Madera Cinevideo.

I've never run across something like this before. I am inclined to
disbelieve it, but thought I would do the responsible thing and ASK first.
Your comments are welcome.

Eric Fry
Multi-Media Manager
Fort Worth Public Library