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Latest iMovie blocks studio names from trailers feature

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Oct 2010 18:40 User comments (4)

Latest iMovie blocks studio names from trailers feature TUAW is reporting this week that the latest iMovie 2011 trailers feature blocks the usage of studio names, most notably Universal and Paramount.
Although unclear, it appears that either Apple or the studios don't want users putting out trailers that could be misinterpreted as real studio-created trailers, and the easiest way to do that is to block the names from being used.

Although the Universal Studios' earth theme is available as a choice, as is the Paramount snow-capped mountains, the "studio name" field turns the words "Universal" and "Paramount" into dashes when using those respective themes.

You can view both pictures here.

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4 user comments

122.10.2010 18:43

Death to creativity

222.10.2010 18:48

Perhaps Hollywood have developed a conscience and are ashamed of seeing their names on the dreck they churn out.

322.10.2010 19:05

Originally posted by attar:
Perhaps Hollywood have developed a conscience and are ashamed of seeing their names on the dreck they churn out.
iMovie is for user-created content. This would prevent someone from creating a movie and having it appear to be from Universal or Paramount.

However, some of Indie stuff is better than the massive-budget films put out by big studios.

426.10.2010 9:52

Sounds like fishing wit piss to me....


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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