Disney Sues Redbox Over Sale of Movie Download Codes

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The DVD kiosk rental company allegedly disassembles a product package and then sells codes separately in what Disney asserts is a violation of copyright law.

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Redbox Demands Disney Lose Right to Enforce Movie Copyrights

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The kiosk giant responds to Disney's lawsuit with its own — raising claims on the competition and advertising front. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Tech Business THR Online

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Blind Advocate Group Files Class Action Suit Against Redbox

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Eriq Gardner Plaintiffs say that the discount DVD-rental outfit's DVD kiosks are inaccessible and they could be using screen-reading technology, but the company has chosen not to in violation of the law.

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Studios escalate battle against movie rental kiosks

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By Eriq Gardner Another major studio is joining the fight against movie rental kiosks that let consumers watch movies for as little as one dollar. According to Ars Technica, Fox has ordered its wholesalers not to sell its DVDs to.

Wow! Illinois Biometric Privacy Suits Proliferate

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This month, in one of the many recently-filed Illinois biometric privacy suits, a class action complaint alleging violations of Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) was lodged against Wow Bao, a restaurant chain, over its use of self-order kiosks that allow customers to use faceprints as a method to authenticate purchases.

One Dollar a Day Not Enough for Redbox to Keep Lawsuits Away


In 2008, Redbox was purchased from McDonald’s by Coinstar , who immediately expanded the business, bringing the total current number of kiosks nationwide up to nearly 18,000. In addition, in the first half of this year alone, Redbox kiosks accumulated $343.6

Congress, Federal Agencies, Take Action on Technology Accessibility

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The three other notices released by the Department on the same day addressed movie captioning and video description , a ccessibility of next-generation 9-1-1 services , and certain kinds of electronic and information technology , such as POS devices, kiosks and ATMs. Both Congress and the two federal agencies have recently taken action aimed at making technological advances accessible to individuals with hearing and visual limitations.