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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    btr1701 (profile), 10 Mar 2010 @ 2:45pm

    Re: Megalomania for one customer only.

    > No. It is not their right to try and coerce 3rd party transactions.

    That isn't what the person to whom I was responding said. They said that "eople rent because they don't want to buy. 28 day delay or not, the fact their choice is being removed should be illegal if it isn't."

    That's not criticism of coercing third-party transactions. That's saying, "I want it now and you can't stop me!"

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