Disney loses bid to stop Redbox from selling its digital download codes

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Last December, Disney filed a lawsuit against Redbox in an effort to get the company to stop selling digital download codes for Disney movies. But as The Hollywood Reporter points out, a federal judge in California has rejected the request to study a precautionary measure that would have stopped the practice. Instead, the judge questioned Disney's strict policies on codes, accusing the studio of "misuse of copyright."
The case is the result of the lack of an existing commercial agreement with Disney by Redbox. The rental service has distribution agreements with major studios such as Warner Bros., which allow Redbox to buy physical and Blu-ray DVDs from popular movies that it then offers to rent at its independent kiosks. Disney has hit …

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