ABC Video (US) (Warning Screen)

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum

Screen (1987-1995)

Visuals: On a black background, there is the yellow word "WARNING" and the following text in white below it in a slab-serif font:

The program contained in this video
cassette is protected under the
copyright law of the United States and
other countries. This cassette is sold
for home use and all other rights are
expressly reserved by the copyright
owner of such program. Any copying
or public performance is strictly prohibited
and may subject the offender to civil
and severe criminal penalties.
Title 17
United States Code Sections 501 & 505

Technique: A still image created with a character generator.

Audio: None.

Availability: Most releases that were branded with the "ABC Video Enterprises" label were co-produced with other video labels, using the warning of the parent label. As a result, this warning only appears on standalone titles, which themselves are very hard to find. [Examples?]

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