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US: GameFly wins big battle against postal service’s Netflix favoritism

 |  January 11, 2013

A three-judge panel in Washington DC has served a win for GameFly videogame rental service as the panel reportedly has ordered that the Postal Regulatory Commission end “all discrimination” against GameFly, or to explain itself for treating GameFly differently than rival Netflix. The ruling is a major win for the videogame rental service after filing a lawsuit against the US Postal Commission in May of 2011, arguing that the post gave Netflix preferential treatment. According to court documents, the US Court of Appeals found that the US Postal Service sorts Netflix DVDs for free, while GameFly was found subject to an “epidemic” of broken videogame discs.

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