Netflix, Warner Bros., Sued In Class Action Lawsuit Over Delayed Movie Window

from the pissing-off-customers-left-and-right dept

Warner Bros. has been busy getting both Netflix and Redbox to agree to delay renting new release DVDs for 28 days, in the misguided belief that this will get more people to buy the DVDs. While Netflix has tried to spin this as benefiting customers it appears plenty of customers see otherwise. Specifically, at least one customer has filed a class action lawsuit against both Warner Bros. and Netflix, alleging that this is restraint of trade and has decreased the value of a Netflix subscription (thanks to Eric for sending this over). It seems unlikely that this lawsuit will get very far, but it certainly suggests that at least some Netflix customers are none too pleased with this move, despite Netflix's claims.

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    fiveorange (profile), 6 Mar 2010 @ 9:35am

    Re: Netflix has Movies?

    Yes! I don't understand it. If seeing a movie is THAT important go to the theater and see it!!! And there are plenty of sites where you can watch it for free! I love my Netflix subscription and could care less about when a new movie is available because if I really want to see it I will go to the movies and see it!! Warner Brothers is upset because Netflix and Redbox are making their money. If Warners would invest in better products maybe people would want to buy them.
    Putting a delay on new releases will NOT increase sales. This is as stupid as taking music away from sites like Restrictions will NOT increase sales I repeat will NOT increase sales.

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