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Netflix vs Blockbuster

By rkuhn ·
What do you think of this? Specifically, should a business practice qualify as something that one can patent?

"Netflix also believes its patents cover perhaps its most popular feature ? the option of renting a DVD for an unlimited time without incurring late fees." - AP

These lawsuits are, in my humble opinion, out of control. Technology yes, practices no.

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by JamesRL In reply to Netflix vs Blockbuster

Netflix can't have it both ways. Its model is based on a monthly fee, whereas Blockbuster's is base on a per rental price. Hard to see where late fees and the policies around them is patentable.


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