Over at the Kino Lorber thread, we were advised to stop discussing region codes, but just before that occurred, a few interesting questions were brought up regarding whether or not it is legal to import, say, a Region B Blu-ray into the U.S. for playback on region-free machines. I thought I would begin a separate thread. If there is a legal issue, why is HTF so free to promote region-free machines? Personally, I think it's all a bunch of bulls**t anyway, as the studios are making money from us regardless of what region we purchase these movies from. I understand they want to control release dates worldwide and all, but I could never wrap my head around why they can't just release most of these films simultaneously worldwide. I'm sure there are rights issues between countries and all, but this is supposedly a global economy (not always a good thing, granted). I have never considered buying region B Blu-rays from the U.K. or Germany or France or where ever a crime. I pay perfectly good money for these legitimate discs, so it's not like I'm into piracy. I am an elderly movie freak who has found a wealth of movies I love in other countries that I am unable to purchase here, so I import them, just as I have LP's and CD's, which have none of this region code crap going on.