In a recent thread regarding the security seals used on DVDs Drew Salzan wrote: While I don't really have a problem with the aesthetics of these tabs, I do make it a point to remove them right away when they are glued to the inside of the case and I strongly recommend to others to do the same. The reason for this is that sometimes they are not firmly attached to the case and if they come loose, they will often scratch up and sometimes even stick to the exposed side of the DVD in the case. If the DVD is a flipper then the damage they can cause can be quite troublesome. Even security tabs that appear firmly in place can come loose after time as the glue may break down after a long while just enough that it might cause the tab to come loose and again possibly attach to or scratch the exposed DVD. So, my basic advice is to always remove the security tabs from your DVD cases. Occasionally with non amaray style cases like the one mentioned by Drew, these tabs are placed between two layers of the plastic case and as such even if they came lose, they would not be at risk of attaching to the DVD. Fortunately, it is becoming more common to see security stickers being used instead of the tabs, and often this stickers are simply attached to a blank paper insert beneath the DVD chapter insert (if a DVD has one - which more and more aren't). These are even easier to dispose of as you simply throw the extra insert away, but more importantly, there is no risk that the sticker might come loose let alone move around the case and damage or attach itself to the exposed DVD.