Not for Resale Rental Only?

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  1. Dave Scarpa

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    I got my Copy of Ocean's 12 in the mail today from Netflix and looking at the disk it says on it "For Rental Only Not for Resale". This is the First Time I think I've seen this on a Netflix disk or any disk for that matter. Is Netflix getting a special variety of disk made for them?
     
  2. Kyle McKnight

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    Maybe they signed some deal to get a better price where they just get their movies on a spindle or something?
     
  3. EricSchulz

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    I've run into this on mostly Warner Bros. releases (in fact, I just checked my 'Smallville' disc and it says it). Not sure why they are doing it, but they seem to be the only ones right now.
     
  4. Julian Lalor

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    Warners have been doing this for years in the UK.
     
  5. Steve Tannehill

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    What kind of artwork is on the disc?

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  6. MattHR

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    Netflix has been getting many of their discs with special labeling for awhile. Several studios have "revenue sharing" deals with Netflix, where the studios own the actual discs but share the revenue earned.

    It also helps Netflix employees better recognize their product as its received for processing when returned.

    Another reason for the markings is there has been an ongoing problem with people stealing the Netflix mailers out of mailboxes and within the postal system. Many stolen discs show up at pawn shops or used disc dealers. These markings help discourage thieves from trying to pawn the stolen product, since reputable dealers won't accept them.
     
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    To the best of my recollection, they are always grey with white or clean printing...never in full color or with any graphics.
     
  8. Steve Tannehill

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    Thanks. Just wondering what the artwork looks like on this disc in particular. Oceans 12 for purchase does indeed have full-color artwork. My last Warner rental from Netflix, Soylent Green, had grey with simple printing as you describe.

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    Many studios have been doing that for years in the UK, as UK copyright law is different from US copyright law on this matter. In the US, once a copy is lawfully purchased, the buyer can than dispose of it at will, including resale or rental. UK law gives copyright holders more control over what happens with the works they sell.

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