“I just received a harsh lesson in DRM and record label-driven policy that may be of interest to those on your lists who are Apple customers and may be leaving the United States in the future. Having purchased a number of songs from the Apple Music Store while in the US and using a US funds credit card, I regrettably didn’t read the fine print. I’ve now discovered that if you leave the country, your songs may just disappear, as mine have,” writes Shawn Yeager on Politech. [Attribution: Slashdot]
Apple’s iTunes Music Store Terms of Sale clearly states upfront:
“U.S. SALES ONLY. Purchases from the iTunes Music Store are available only in the United States and are not available in any other location. You agree not to use or attempt to use the service from outside of the available territory. Apple may use technologies to verify such compliance.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We have to wonder if an Expat cloaked his or her IP address via a U.S.-based server, would the iTunes songs remain intact?