Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Retail: DVD rental - never on a Sunday

German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, reports that a court in Germany has stopped a company from operating automated video and DVD rental machines on Sundays, because they violate Sunday shopping laws.

The judges said: "The operation of an automated video library on Sundays and public holidays represents an overt and clearly visible work practice and as such violates Sunday peace".

Ironically it appears that vending machines for cigarettes and sweets are allowed to operate without any restrictions.