Netflix Postal Advantage Comes to an End

(CN) – The D.C. Circuit approved the Postal Commission’s plan to end DVD-mailer discrimination – and Netflix’s favored status at the U.S. Postal Service – by equalizing the postage for DVD flats and letters.

Last year, the D.C. Circuit ended the U.S. Postal Service’s favoritism toward Netflix mail, which sorted Netflix DVD-mailers by hand, free of charge, while sending other companies’ DVD-mailers through automated processing machines.

GameFly, a video game rental service, challenged the Post Office’s bias in court, claiming that automatic processing often damages DVDs, requiring Gamefly to package their discs in heavier – and therefore, more expensive – cardboard packaging.

Read more: Courthouse News Service.