On Twitter, Rob Sheridan posted some pictures of the surreal warnings that used to come on VHS tapes in the hopes of preventing users from copying them—fascinating artifacts of a more ignorant age, but one where strange things seemed more possible.
Kind of obsessed with the sinister sci-fi tone of these obscure VHS warning labels that outright lied about a "VCR Virus" that would destroy your VCR if you tried to copy the tape. I want to start an extremely niche anti-piracy museum (obv called "You Wouldn't Download a Museum")
My favorite anti-piracy device was called the Lenslok: a tiny serrated prism bundled with 8-bit games that you would hold up to the screen to to unscramble eldritch text (e.g. below) and get a password. You could also use it to see The Others, but more on that another time.