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Amazon is reportedly in another stand off with another big media mogul, this time it's with Mickey Mouse!

  Don't underestimate him. He's a mean machine!
Don't underestimate him. He's a mean machine!

The issue between these too is the contract terms to sell some of Disney's biggest DVD/BLU-RAY titles in Amazon. Titles like [Captain America: The Winter Soldier](movie:254973) and Maleficent are showing up on other media selling sites like Best Buy, Target, and Walmart—but aren't allowed to be sold on Amazon's website.

This is apparently a protest against Amazon for their treatment of publisher Hachette, of whom Amazon is in a nasty pricing dispute with. This is the third time that Amazon has gotten in a fight with a major media empire. Amazon and Warner Brothers butted heads earlier this year. The two companies couldn't come to a decision for pricing on [The LEGO Movie](movie:376368). Amazon at first, refused to sell the movie on their website. However, the situation was later resolved and the film is available now.

Authors United—a group of 900 authors—have protested against Amazon for the hardship it gave Hachette. The group contains many famous authors who disapprove of Amazon's behavior, including J.K Rowling, James Patterson and Malcolm Gladwell. It also includes TV Personality Stephen Colbert. Colbert took the protest to extremes when he "flipped the bird" at Amazon on his Comedy Central show.

So what do you think? Is Amazon to blame for all this? Or is Disney and Authors United taking things a little too far?


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