December 10, 2006
Important Notice to the subscribers of the Optional Specifications
Time Limited DVD-ROM Rev. 1.0
important notice is provided for the Optional Specifications Time
Limited DVD-ROM Rev. 1.0 subscriber engaged in manufacturing Time
Limited DVD-ROM discs, playback device manufacture, and/or content
providers for Time Limited DVD-ROM discs (hereinafter “Subscribers”).
In this notice, Time Limited DVD-ROM Rev. 1.0 Disc (hereinafter
“Time Limited DVD-ROM”) refers to “DVD Specifications
for Read-Only Disc (DVD-ROM) Part 1 (ver. 1.x) Optional Specifications
Time Limited DVD-ROM Rev. 1.0”.
Limited DVD-ROM is a newly introduced type of disc to the DVD-ROM
family. It is based on Dual Layer Read-Only Disc construction
with a reactive material incorporated within the disc. The reactive
material acts to reduce the playback signal until it can no longer
be read by the playback device. In its initial state, the Time
Limited DVD-ROM is similar to a standard DVD-ROM in that it meets
all signal and physical specifications of the DVD-ROM specifications.
After the protective packaging is opened, the Time Limited DVD-ROM
will play for its rated time window and eventually expire. During
its rated time window, the Time Limited DVD-ROM is compatible
with all DVD playback devices including legacy devices. The Time
Limited DVD-ROM is typically sensitive to temperature and some
higher temperature devices may reduce the playtime of the disc
if the disc is not removed from the device after use. After the
Time Limited DVD-ROM has expired, it is possible to have no reflected
signal from the disc and may cause a small number of legacy devices
to not recognize the disc. With no reflectivity, the legacy device
may continue to seek the disc. This may involve re-booting the
operating system or restarting a device in order to eject the
disc. For these reasons it is recommended to remove the Time Limited
DVD-ROM from the playback device after use.
Therefore, Subscribers may wish to provide an appropriate notice
to end users to avoid this potential problem. For this purpose,
Subscribers may wish to consider the following sample caution
notice to end users.
Sample caution notice.
an example, the DVD Forum provides the following sample caution
notice to be used for Time Limited DVD-ROM products and packaging
for the above-specified purpose (hereinafter “the Sample
Do not open disc package until ready to use Time Limited DVD.
The Time Limited DVD will become unplayable after a predetermined
time once the sealed package is opened*. Do not expose the disc
too high temperatures or leave the disc in a playback device after
playback. Once the Time Limited DVD has expired, do not attempt
further playback, which may cause harm to playback devices or
discs may be damaged.
*Attention to disc manufacturers: Please refer to 1.1Scope of
Optional Specifications Time Limited DVD
The DVD Forum offers the foregoing Sample Notice only by way of
example for Subscribers’ consideration and individual judgment.
The DVD Forum does not require Subscribers to adopt the above
Sample Notice for any Subscribers’ DVD products. It is Subscribers’
sole discretion and responsibility whether to use, modify or elect
not to use the Sample Notice.
Subscribers are further advised that the physical characteristics
of any such notice with respect to DVD Products, such as placement,
type size and style, color, etc, shall be determined at the sole
discretion and responsibility of Subscribers.
Subscribers may wish to consult their own legal counsel regarding
the use or non-use of any such notice with respect to their products.
SAMPLE NOTICE IS PROVIDED ONLY AS AN EXAMPLE. THE DVD FORUM MAKES
NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY
OR OTHERWISE, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY EQUIVALENTS UNDER
THE LAWS OF ANY JURISDICTION, WITH RESPECT TO THE USE OR NON-USE
OF THE SAMPLE NOTICE OR OTHER NOTIFICATION, INCLUDING WITOUT LIMITATION
THE LEGAL EFFECT OF THE USE OR NON-USE OF SUCH NOTICE.
NEITHER THE DVD FORUM NOR ITS MEMBERS SHALL BE LIABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS
FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR
PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY CAUSE OF ACTION RELATING TO
USE OR NON-USE OF THE SAMPLE NOTICE, OR BASED ON MAKING, USING,
SELLING OR DISTRIBUTING ANY DVD PRODUCTS WITH OR WITHOUT THE SAMPLE
NOTICE OR OTHER NOTIFICATION.
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