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Initial post: Oct 20, 2013 3:49:41 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2013 3:53:10 AM PDT
It has been discussed many times before. It's all to do with licensing agreements and copyright laws. Amazon has been expanding their areas as the customer base expands and the proper agreements can be negotiated. The owners of the rights to the films do not make it easy to do what you want. I suggest talking to them as they hold the rights to allow this.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2013 8:54:37 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2013 9:50:08 AM PDT
"Could" when the number of Amazon customers in that area will for the costs involved - ie setting up servers, negotiating the contracts, etc. Apple was in the business a lot longer and it takes time to set things up. As I said before, Amazon has been expanding and will continue to expand but Economics 101 says they will expand in the areas of the biggest customer base first.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2013 2:17:19 PM PDT
Yes, they use your CC address. But it's not just a case of saying "oh well, you live in the US so you can still download movies from other countries." When physically in another country, you are subject to the laws, customs and controls operating within that country. One of those controls is set by whoever owns the distribution rights for a movie in that country. Say, for example, you're in Greece. A US-made Disney movie has been licensed by Disney to Alpha Films (made-up name) for distribution in Greece. That means even Disney themselves can't sell it in Greece; all sales are through Alpha Films. Then Apple comes along and says "we want our customers to be able to download this film in Greece". They negotiate with Alpha (not Disney) for permission, and probably pay Alpha a heap of money for the permission. But that deal is between Apple and Alpha. Amazon can't just distribute it to their customers because of the Apple-Alpha deal, because they're not a party to the contract. They have to make a separate deal with Alpha to allow Amazon customers to download it, and pay their own fee for the rights. So of course the decision to make those negotiations depends on numbers of customers in particular countries plus how easy the rights-holder is to negotiate with.

Does that help explain it?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2013 2:45:33 PM PDT
I understand this. But if you use as I do the tablets to watch movies you have to download them before your trip in the case of Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2013 2:59:12 PM PDT
So work within the limitations of Amazon or buy a isomething but don't complain about it. It's not like you didn't know before you purchased the Amazon product.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2013 3:33:15 PM PDT
So you understand, but you're still going to whinge that they should just do it?

Doesn't sound to me as if you understand that they CAN'T.
A) They're not allowed to without the negotiated permissions, and B) They have to weigh up the cost/benefit ratio.

Would you really want to insist on it before the company has the client base to support the fees involved, and force Amazon to go bankrupt?
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