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Dec/06

The Weinstein/Blockbuster Deal And First-Sale Doctrine


The Weinstein Company (headed by the former heads of Miramax) have signed a deal that is characterized as allowing only Blockbuster to rent its movies. This discussion does a good job of explaining First-Sale Doctrine and why Blockbuster can’t prevent NetFlixfrom purchasing Weinstein DVDs and renting them. However, the DVDs will likely have Blockbuster’s name all over them. HT HackingNetFlix.

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