Starz Delaying TV and Movies from Netflix Streaming

Oh Netflix, which entertainment industry entity won't you terrify? Starz has declared a 90-day waiting period on its TV content, with movies following shortly thereafter. What's this mean? Bad things, if you like Netflix streaming—fewer new releases. Bummer.

It's not a surprising move, but surely a disappointing one. Possible upshot? Netflix is claiming the Starz stonewall won't affect currently available movies, just first-run releases in the future. We'll have to see what Starz thinks about that. [WSJ]

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I don't understand the comments on this topic. "I think the studios are being unfair and charging to much so I'm going to STEAL my content instead." Would you go into a clothing store and say "Oh those jeans cost too much, I will just steal them instead." It's a ridiculous mentality. Instead of stealing the content how about not watching it instead of resorting to theft?