Disney had originally filed a lawsuit against Redbox back in late 2017 stating they were violating their copyrights by reselling used Disney Films. Redbox was required to buy Disney released films in a combo pack paying the full retail price in order to rent the disks from their kiosks. Redbox started pulling the digital codes from the films and selling them to consumers separately.
Earlier this year a judge found that the “codes are not for sale or transfer” warning was not clear enough to hold Redbox accountable for violating copyright or their agreement. Disney has since filed a new agreement and judgment making it clear that “only those who purchase the combo packs are allowed to redeem the digital download codes.”
Disney/ABC home Home Entertainment President Janice Marinelli says,
“Redbox is unfairly undercutting Disney’s licensees by charging substantially less for codes than the price licensees charge for digital downloads. The obvious consequence of Redbox undercutting of licensee prices is that licensees will likely sell fewer digital downloads of Disney movies and Disney will earn less revenue. Although the exact amount cannot be easily quantified.”
Ready to experience Disney yourself?
There are so many great package options for 2018. Send me an email for a FREE, no-obligation quote.
Contact me to today to start planning your magical Disney vacation. As an agent with MickeyTravels (designated with Platinum Earmarked status by Disney), my goal is to help you plan the Magic your way. I create custom itineraries, book advanced FastPasses+ reservations, monitor for discounts, and much more! Also, my services are FREE! Find me on Facebook or feel free to email me with any Disney vacation questions at email@example.com
Thank you for visiting Chip and Co - Your home for the best in Disney News!
Heather is a true Disney fanatic! When she isn't writing breaking news for Chip and Co. she spends her time booking amazing Disney vacation packages with MickeyTravels! If you don't find her behind the computer writing or booking travel you will find her spending her days visiting Disney with her 3 children.
Latest posts by Heather Adamczak (see all)
- Star Wars Day at Sea Talk with Disney Cruise Director - April 21, 2018
- The 35th Anniversary Celebration of Tokyo Disney Resort’s is Here - April 21, 2018
- New Solar Facility to Service WDW Resort and Power Two Theme Parks - April 20, 2018