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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    Anonymous Coward, 5 Mar 2010 @ 7:30pm

    I'm amazed anyone ever dreams big and opens a business these days - all you ever get for being an innovator like Netflix or Google is bogus lawsuits. I can't believe the number of small dollar-amount checks that end up in my mailbox for purchases I made as long as 12-15 years ago after someone files and settles another class-action lawsuit. In most cases, I'd rather they didn't sue on my behalf, just so I can get a refund check for .87 cents, and some lawyer gets millions, from a purchase so old, the product is now sitting in the bottom of a landfill. (Relax, green freaks. I recycle my electronics.)

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