Feb 22, 2018

Disney loses in Redbox copyright row

Disney has lost a bid to stop movie rental company Redbox from reselling download codes for its films. Redbox bought Disney movies on DVD to offer for rental in its kiosks. Disney requested an injunction to stop the practice, saying that Redbox had no business arrangement with it. It purchases retail copies of Disney movies that include a piece of paper printed with a digital download code, which Redbox then removes to resell in its own packaging. Disney said this constituted copyright infringement because the language on the packaging made it clear that codes were not for sale or transfer.

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