Disney Suit Against Redbox Is Copyright Misuse, Judge Says

Law360 (February 21, 2018, 1:51 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday refused to give Walt Disney Co. a court order that would have barred Redbox from renting digital movies at its kiosks, calling the studio’s case a misuse of copyright law.

The ruling came three months after Disney sued Redbox over its plans to offer codes that allow customers to access digital versions of their rentals — a practice Disney said amounted to secondary copyright infringement.

Consumers who use Disney’s digital movie “codes” must agree to terms of service saying they...
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