] ] Blockbuster Inc. president and chief operating officer
] ] Nigel Travis on Thursday called for an end to regional
] ] coding on DVDs, saying they merely create more
] ] opportunities for piracy.
] weren't the region codes supposed to prevent piracy? Oops!
] That was back when you needed a compliant, hardware DVD player
] to watch video...
Region codes enable:
1. selling for different prices in different countries. (see e.g. the Levis/EU/Trademark case for a particularly gross example of this!)
2. releasing at different times in different countries.