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In a shocking announcement, Universal has denied that they tried to get retailers to boycott Redbox, except that they really did.

“Universal denies that it implemented a ‘boycott’ or engaged in ‘interference’ or exerted ‘unlawful pressure,'” the studio said in yesterday’s filing. “Universal admits that Redbox did not sign the proposed Revenue Sharing Agreement, and that it directed VPD and Ingram no longer sell Universal DVDs to Redbox, but denies this direction was wrongful.”

I have no doubt that the movie studios always do what is right, and never try to do anything that would be illegal. I am sure there was no foul play going on at all here. Universal loves Redbox and is only trying to help.

(Note to Universal: Feel free to send my “payoff check” to the address previously specified.)

[via videobusiness]

4 Responses to “Universal Denies Redbox “Boycott” Claims, Really Wants to Help”

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    FoxWins [visitor]

    Please, Mike. You’re the last person who should be talking about ethics. Didn’t you essentially pay people to vote for your dumb friend so he could win a $10K prize to go to some no-name law school?

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      Michael [administrator]

      Yea, that is exactly what happened. You can’t pull anything over on you movie studio pawns, can you? What was I thinking?

      Anyone who received any money from me to vote for someone, please come forward now and dole out my punishment.

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    Jeff [visitor]

    Ya I thought the voting thing was pretty shady, but I understood what he was doing and I didn’t feel any pressure to vote for them. Intact I voted for someone else. I personally wouldn’t put something like that up on my website, but I don’t see a problem with someone else doing it.

    Back on topic… Studios fighting redbox is bull. It is just going to encourage more pirating. I’m not going to buy a DVD instead of renting it because of a few day delay. I only buy movies after I have seen them and enjoyed them. Worst case, I’ll get my netflix back.

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    FoxWins [visitor]

    Guess whose pocket my hand is in? *hint* movie execs ;)