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Is Kindle fire HD a mono cultural product???


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Initial post: Dec 26, 2012 7:02:39 PM PST
I'm Belgian, so my first language is French. I'm also fluent in English and I live and work in Japan. Therefore I have had an account at amazon.fr, amazon.com and amazon.co.jp for many years as I enjoy all the contents they feature.
My japanese girlfriend bought me a Kindle Fire for Christmas.
If I register it on my japanese account, I can only access very limited english or french content and no movies.
If I register it on my us account my credit card being registered in Belgium, I can't use it and anyway I can't view any movies from outside the U.S.
If I register it on the french amazon account, I can't access any content because I'm located in Japan.

Does amazon conceived such an advanced piece of technology forgetting that we live in a global world and economy and that especially people being outside their country would want to be able to access content from their own language and culture?

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 7:15:05 PM PST
Arual says:
Hi Stephane,

You've got to realize that Amazon sells stuff. That's what they do. And if they could offer Fires and the related media to other countries, you can bet they would. The problem is that they haven't got the legal rights nailed down yet. They will, eventually, because - once again - they sell stuff. Be patient!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 7:29:15 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 26, 2012 7:31:05 PM PST
yeah...digital rights, from a legal standpoint, is a confusing & complicated thing... it's not Amazon's "fault", but more the fault of publishers, etc. (lol I'm having a brain fog and can't remember what the words are for the equivalent of a "publisher" as far as music, movies, games, etc...sheesh...sorry. I am living up to my hair color tonight...)

As Arual says, Amazon, sells stuff and would LOVE to sell more stuff if they could. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 7:31:10 PM PST
They aren't not selling to you because they don't want to. They're not selling to you because they're not LEGALLY allowed to.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 8:19:58 PM PST
Well I understand it's difficult to sync legal rights in many different countries but as long as they fail to do so piracy will remain strong. Simply because piracy makes possible what legal rights keep making impossible and frustrating.
Thanks for your answers.
Does anyone knows if the apple, IOs market media contents, apply,... is equaly locked as the amazon and android markets are.
I tried downloading applies to help me perfect my japanese and I can't because I'm in Japan... how ridiculous is that!
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