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You Might Not Own Your Digital Movies

5:12 PM, Jan 3, 2014   |    comments
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These days, we're used to movies, tv shows, and games accessible anytime, anywhere. Streaming content makes our lives easier.

But if you pay for a game, show, or movie, that doesn't mean you own it, or get to keep it! The Consumerist shared the story of a Wisconsin family. They paid $3.00 for a Disney movie on Amazon's Instant Video Service, and later it disappeared. The dad said Amazon explained Disney decided to pull the movie from services like Amazon for exclusivity reasons. Amazon says Disney's decisions aren't under their control. 

It turns out, this pulling of a purchased movie, is covered in the instant video terms of use. The terms go on to say, providers can pull their content at any time, and Amazon isn't liable if you can't watch a movie you have paid for.

WFMY News 2/The Consumerist

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