Some people can't handle a little competition I guess....
Blockbuster lawsuit: Netflix sues rival
Online retail giant alleges patent infringement, court filing shows
Updated: 5:59 p.m. ET April 4, 2006
PASADENA, Calif. - Online DVD rental company Netflix Inc. on Tuesday sued rival Blockbuster Inc. for patent infringement, asking a federal judge in Northern California to shut down Blockbuster's 18-month-old online rental service and award Netflix damages, according to a copy of the filing.