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    Apple Deleting Bought Films From iTunes

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnarc.../#7f666a775f74

    You know how some people like to say that physical media is dead and streaming is the future? Well, Apple is doing a pretty good job right now of proving that theory well and truly wrong.

    Reports have started to emerge of Apple completely deleting films from iTunes accounts even when they’ve been bought, not merely rented. And when people complain about this, they’re receiving an astonishing message from Apple telling them that iTunes is just a “store front,” and so Apple isn’t to blame if a film studio decides it no longer wants to make its titles available on iTunes.

    Even worse, it seems that if bought film titles are removed from your account you may not even be entitled to get a refund for them. When an iTunes user in Canada complained to Apple that their initial offer of a free $5.99 rental hardly seemed suitable recompense for him having three bought films summarily removed from his account, Apple replied that “our ability to offer refunds diminishes over time. Hence your purchases doesn’t meet the conditions for a refund.”
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    I love physical media.
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    Because encouraging the consumer to torrent movies is always a good idea.
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    Since Comcast began offering digital items for sale a few years ago, I've always wondered why anyone would pay as much as $20 for a movie they would not be able to access if they decided to switch to another provider (e.g., Fios).
    Last edited by Lorne Marshall; 09-14-2018 at 04:01 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Horse 77 View Post
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    Not wishing to sound like a raging technophobe, but I've felt that this has been a possibility since the streaming 'revolution' began and it was only a matter of time before Apple, Amazon or one of the other providers would be faced with the problem of rightsholders or distributors removing their films from online storefronts - and what would happen to the accounts of customers who had purchased these films.
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