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Monday, October 19, 2015

What If Amazon Goes Out of Business?

When Amazon Dies

What will happen to digital collections of books, movies, and music when the tech giants fall?

Adrienne LaFrance | October 7, 2015

When you purchase a movie from Amazon Instant Video, you’re not buying it, exactly. It’s more like renting indefinitely.
This distinction matters if your notion of “buying” is that you pay for something once and then you get to keep that thing for as long as you want. Increasingly, in the world of digital goods, a purchasing transaction isn’t that simple.
There are two key differences between buying media in a physical format versus a digital one. 


<more at; related links: (Licensing Issues) and (That Amazon Video You Bought? You May Not Actually Be Able To Watch It. October 16, 2012)>

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