I personally absolutely hate websites that require registrations. When I saw on Boingboing.net’s news about New Line Cinema requires web users to submit their drivers’ license or state identification information in order to access certain parts of their website, I was pissed.
New Line Cinema claims that parts of their site contain materials that are not suitable for underage viewers, that is why they require all web visitors to hand over their true identities.
And if you value your privacy, and enter phony info, here's what you'll see:
“SORRY | We are unable to process your information at this time. | Please double check to make sure your name and zip code are entered exactly as they appear on your current Driver's License or state-issued ID."
I quickly searched online newspapers for obituaries, and within seconds I got a recently deceased person’s information, including the full name, date of birth, and zip code.
I have then created this fake account to access the site:
After examining the page's source code, the "highly guarded exclusive for mature eyes only" trailer is here (no registration required):
and their X-rated promotional web game is here (no registration required):
New Line Cinema, who the f*ck do you think you are fooling with?
Ps. New Line Cinema is the same studio made “Alpha Dog”, where Justin Timberlake plays a hardcore street criminal with Chinese character tattoo that says “Ice Skating”.