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Digital Film Expiration Date Dupes Buyers, Suit Claims

Law360, New York (October 27, 2011, 7:12 PM EDT) -- Hollywood movie studios including Lions Gate Films Inc. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC were hit Monday with a proposed class action accusing them of failing to adequately notify consumers that digital copies of Blu-ray movies they bought had a short shelf life.

Plaintiffs Phillip Cooper and Joshua Perry claim the defendants — which also include Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., United Artists Corp., Universal Pictures and Universal Studios Home Entertainment LLC — sell Blu-ray discs that also allow legal access to a digital copy of...
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