The Deception of “Buying” Digital Movies

Pixelman

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Stopspying

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I used to 'buy' mp3s from Emusic as I could actually download and keep the files, whereas some competing sites would only let me listen to them online. Which is a similar business method to what this covers, regarding movie 'buying'. My Luddite tendency comes to the fore when I get offered the chance to 'buy' something subject to rights management, licensing restrictions and changes etc...that end up with me owning nothing, even though I 'bought' it at one stage.
Scam, scam, scam...as Monty Python didn't sing.
 

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Not only movies, but other entertainment since the rise of Subscription services.

Music: Apple Music, Spotify Premium, Tidal, YouTube Music Premium
Games: Apple Arcade, EA Play, PlayStation Plus Premium, Ubisoft+, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

All the perks are active and accessible unless:
  • paid membership expires
  • account is stolen or hacked
  • your account is terminated
The last one applies especially if you break the terms or a simple error in their system.

A while back; Your Digital Movies Will Not Last Forever, and Sony Just Proved It
 

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