What they really need is the equivalent of buying a DVD for digital content. You can currently buy the DVD, and that gives you the right to rent it out, simply because you own it. The movie studios have no control whether or not you rent something else that you paid your own money for. There definitely needs to be a way for Netflix to purchase a license for any movie that exists and just stream it as much as they want, provided they only use a license for a single stream at a time. Owning a DVD should probably allow you to store it on a hard disk and rent it out digitally, but the current laws don't allow that I'm pretty sure. But this really does need to be the case. Otherwise, the movie studios will always have a stranglehold on the people distributing and you won't ever get a streaming service that has absolutely every movie available.