So Bad News For All Those Online "Purchased" Music, Movies and Books

September 13, 2018

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You may have heard that Apple launched three new versions of its iPhone yesterday. However I bet you didn't know that when you purchase a movie, book or music online that you never truly own it. The biggest downfall of not physically owning a CD, DVD or book is even though you "buy" entertainment, you are technically only leasing it. IT goes to back to that user agreement you quickly agree to, which states all content is available as long as there is an agreement between the owner and the platform you view it. For instance, in the user agreement for Amazon's Kindle, it states "Kindle Content is licensed, not sold, to you by the Content Provider." Apple's fine print says that the licensor “reserves the right to change, suspend, remove, disable or impose access restrictions or limits on any External Services at any time without notice or liability to you.” That means if the license agreement ends, the movie, song or book you "purchased" goes away.  The only sure way to own a copy of a movie or TV show that comes with a digital download. At least you’ll have a backup in case your digital copy disappears.

SOURCE: Lifehacker

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