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Pirate515
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Brooklyn, NY
reply to pnh102

Re: Isn't a DVD sale still a sale?

said by pnh102:

That's the thinking of the studios but I think we all know that RedBox would be a new retail customer for DVDs, as most people who use RedBox and other services like these are not buying DVDs to begin with, nor would we buy DVDs simply because we could not rent them.

Can't RedBox get into legal problems by buying retail DVD's and then renting them for profit? AFAIK, retail DVD's are for customer's own private viewing. RedBox might be thinking like the majority of us: once you paid for it, it's yours to do as you please, but according to studios, that may not be the case. Now, it's impossible to police when regular Joe Schmoes like us are lending them to our friends, but when a company like RedBox officially is rents them for profit, it's different.

Not that I am a big fan of what studios are doing with these delays, but IMO the only way to rent it the legitimate way is on their terms.
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pnh102
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said by Pirate515:

Can't RedBox get into legal problems by buying retail DVD's and then renting them for profit?

No.

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First-sale···einstein

The warnings against renting printed on DVDs mean nothing.
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