Zediva Update


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A couple of weeks ago I posted a review about the new video streaming service Zediva.

As you may remember, the legality of this service was in question at the time of the review. In a not surprising turn of events, the movie studios have filed a suit against Zediva.

According to Ars Technica, the crux of the case seems to be over whether Zediva will be classified as a video rental service (think local video store or Netflix without the streaming) or as a video streaming service (think Netflix streaming, Amazon Prime, or Hulu). Because they are using physical DVDs and physical DVD players Zediva claims this allows them to operate without the license agreements needed by other streaming services.

As of now the service is still working (although there is still a waiting list for new memberships).  It looks like it's up to the courts to decide at this point, but we want to know what you think. Does Zediva have a legal leg to stand on, or are they about to have their legs cut right out from under them?

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