Clearly no age discrimination at InterVideo!

I’m all for not discriminating people on account of their age, but surely InterVideo are taking it a little too far.

I clicked on the InterVideo WinDVD version 5 link on my work PC this afternoon and this being the first time I’d done this was invited to register the product. I agreed and the application promptly launched a form in Internet Explorer (and not my default browser, mind!).

It was the usual information being asked for: my title (only Mr. or Ms. were offered), name, e-mail address and date of birth. I clicked November, 11, and then clicked on the “Year” drop-down menu which presented me with this…


… a list of every year going back to 1890!

How many 116 year olds do you know who need to register their DVD software?!

The site assures us that:

InterVideo requires date of birth to ensure compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA).

I think we can safely assume that anyone born before 1900 is old enough to watch whatever they wish to wish on DVD. Whatever that is!