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Submission + - Court of California Orders Zediva to Stop

donweel writes: Looks like the boom has been lowered on Zediva, as anticipated. Have to see how this plays out. Here is the mail I received: "Dear Zediva Member,

You may have heard by now that we're having to lay off our DVD-changing monkeys... :-)

A couple of years ago we came up with an idea for the next generation of DVD rentals. It seemed to us logical and evolutionary that if a customer was able to rent and play a DVD in his home, there should be no reason why he or she could not do that from the Internet cloud. After all, you can do that with a DVR, so why not with a DVD player?

Well, it turns out to have been a little more complicated than that ...
We are suspending Zediva's operations to comply with an order by the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

While we hope to be back online soon, we don't know when (or whether) that will happen. We are disappointed by this turn of events, and that we are not permitted to serve you.

We are quite aware that some of you have unused credits with us and appreciate your patience as we figure out our next steps. Stay tuned for more information via email.

Thank you again for your great support. It has been a blast serving you.
The Zediva Team"
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Submission + - Dungeons and Dragons Online Goes Free To Play Toda (

donweel writes: "Dungeons and Dragons Online pc MMO goes free to play today.
They just added a MyDDO player blog and char viewer Looks like the Turbine people have worked really hard to make this happen. An Online store will sell in-game items and dungeons. Also VIP membership subscription is available which includes store points and many other features such as a shared bank and access to extra characters and races. A combination of micro-transaction and subscription will keep the game alive."

Those who claim the dead never return to life haven't ever been around here at quitting time.