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While video rental stores fight, the industry moves on

Here in Boulder, Colorado, there's an interesting business battle playing out both in the DVD players of residents -- many of whom are students who attend The University of Colorado at Boulder -- and in the pages of the local newspaper.

The latest volley in the battle between local video rental shop Video Station and the newly opened branch of national chain Hollywood Video came today in our local paper The Daily Camera. In an article entitled Video Wars: Video Station girds for battle against Hollywood Video's "film library" the basic dispute is laid bare...