November 8, 2006
Notice to the subscribers of the DVD-RW for DL Format Specifications
important notice is provided for the DVD-RW for DL Specifications
Book Ver.2.0 subscribers engaged in manufacturing of Dual Layer
DVD-RW discs (hereinafter “Subscribers”). In this
notice, DVD-RW Ver.2.0 Disc refers to DVD Specifications for Re-recordable
Disc for Dual Layer (DVD-RW for DL) Part 1 PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Version 2.0 (hereinafter “Ver. 2.0 Disc”).
Specifications for Re-recordable Disc for Dual Layer (DVD-RW for
DL) Part 1 PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS Version 2.0 was approved in
September 2006. Ver.2.0 specifications provide 8.54Gbytes user
data capacity. Ver.2.0 Disc should only be used with hardware
which conforms to Ver.2.0. A Ver. 2.0 Disc should NOT be used
with hardware which conforms only to Ver.1.0, Ver.1.1 or Ver.1.2
specification (“Non-Ver.2.0 hardware”). Those Non-Ver.2.0
hardware cannot record any data onto a Ver.2.0 Disc. When Non-Ver.2.0
hardware tries to record data onto Ver.2.0 Disc, the disc cannot
be recognized as usable media. Moreover, such improper use of
a Ver.2.0 Disc with Non-Ver.2.0 hardware may result in damage
to the disc surface and/or the data recorded on the Ver.2.0 Disc.
And also, a Ver 2.0 Disc has not been intended to be readable
with Non-Ver.2.0 hardware. As such, Non Ver.2.0 hardware may not
be able to read data on a Ver 2.0 Disc properly or at all.
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 warning notice to end
Sample warning notice.
an example, the DVD Forum provides the following sample warning
notice to be used for Ver.2.0 Disc products for the above-specified
purpose (hereinafter “the Sample Notice”).
This disc is intended for use ONLY with hardware in
compliance with DVD-RW Specification for Dual Layer
Version 2.0. DO NOT USE THIS DISC WITH ANY OTHER HARDWARE.
Use of the disc with any other hardware may result
in DAMAGE to the disc surface and/or the data
on the disc, and also may result in the data being
unable to be read properly or at all. Please consult
the instruction manual for your hardware to determine
if version 2.0 is supported.
Note: Underlined portion may not be necessary, if the disc is
in compliance with “Annex MM (Informative): Scratch resistance
of the Read-out surface” of the Specifications.
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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