Disney Beats Antitrust Claim, But Must Face False Advertising Over Movie Download Codes

The decline of the home entertainment market caused Disney to begin selling “combo packs” comprised of a Blu-ray disc, a DVD and a code allowing the download of popular films such as Star Wars and Black Panther. The decline of DVD rentals then caused Redbox to also look for a new product. The company begin using its kiosks to disassemble Disney’s “combo packs” and re-sell the codes separately. Disney insisted in a lawsuit that this activity amounted to a breach of contract and a violation of copyright law. Redbox responded that that Disney was engaging in copyright misuse to protect its own coming streaming service. – Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2SlpOaE
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