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Authored by: greengeek on Dec 05, '06 12:48:37PM

The original purpose of region coding had to due with copyright and licensing agreements for international distribution. The idea being that a distributor couldn't buy up a load of DVDs from another country and sell them back home without paying for distribution rights. While it isn't targeted at end users, they are of course the ones affected most by it, since imports from other countries are commonplace, and importers aren't the ones being inconvenienced by region locking.

If you want to blame someone though, the MPAA are complicit, but not the cause, as region coding is set by an international trade group.

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