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Purchased on Amazon Instant Video; can't watch it anymore
on July 11, 2013
When you "purchase" a video from Amazon, please be aware that you do not own it. You have a license to use the video for an "indefinite" viewing period. In our case, it was about two weeks for Madagascar 2. Our son watched this movie all the way through only once, and when he asked to watch "lions dancing movie" again, we could no longer watch it.
This is obviously very misleading. People think purchasing intellectual property means that they own it.
It is clear from other comments that others had the same experience.
Amazon needs to discontinue the "purchase" option from Amazon Instant Video if "purchase" does not have its common meaning.
UPDATE: Amazon did refund the entire purchase price after we submitted a request for a refund. This worked out well for us, since our son got to watch the movie, and we got our money back after our access was revoked. I upped the review from one star to two star since, let's be honest, Madagascar 2 is no Madagascar, much less Lion King, and I'm kind of glad to not have this in our relatively small queue of movies of which we own digital copies. I continue to think that Amazon needs to be more clear if you can lose access to videos that you "purchase" on Amazon Instant Video.