Netflix filed suit against Blockbuster for infringing on its “rental queue” patents. This patent is the process of DVD wish lists (queues), as well as some other automated features that is provided to the customer to help them pick and save their selections. Click here for the full story: http://www.hackingnetflix.com/2006/04/netflix_files_p.html
I am a big fan of Netflix DVD on-line rental service, being a member since 2001. However, having Netflix sue Blockbuster is ridiculous. This is simply a case of Netflix flexing its muscles and picking a fight with the one of the biggest kid on the playground. DUDE.. Give it up… before you get hurt.
Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) is the world's largest online DVD movie rental service, offering almost 4.2 million members access to more than 55,000 titles. Our appeal and success are built on providing the most expansive selection of DVDs; an easy way to choose movies; and fast, free delivery. http://ir.netflix.com/
BlockbusterFor only $17.99 a month (plus taxes) you can rent all the movies you want. Have up to 3 DVDs out at a time. Keep the DVDs as long as you want. When you're done with a DVD, just send it back in the provided postage paid envelope. We'll send you another selection from your rental queue. Keep your queue full and keep the movies coming. http://www.blockbuster.com