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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    Hephaestus (profile), 7 Mar 2010 @ 6:33pm

    Re: Re: A question for Mike.

    "Video store cannot LEGALLY purchase a movie from wal-mart and take it back to the store and rent it either."

    " I assume the same contracts are in place under DVD's as well."

    The two statements you made are two different animals. One is Criminal one is Civil. Your first statement is so wrong because anyone can go to wal-mart buy a DVD and rent it to anyone. You could probably get away with renting via streaming if you created a box that didnt violate the DRM section of the DMCA.

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