Thursday, February 23, 2006
The online DVD rental service Netflix has changed the terms of a class action settlement to make certain that consumers will not be charged automatically once a free 30 day trial period expires. The company had previously told Judge Thomas Mellon Jr. that it was considering the change but had not decided to make it final until Wednesday. Under an older version of the settlement, consumers had to "opt out" of the agreement after the initial one-month period. Read more here.