3672 Views 12 Replies Latest reply: Aug 23, 2010 10:05 AM by roaminggnome
"I'm a Canadian living in Canada. I suppose that means I'm not allowed to use the American iTunes store."
"Purchases or rentals (as applicable) from the iTunes Store are available to you only in the United States, its territories, and possessions, and are not available in any other location. You agree not to use or attempt to use the iTunes Store from outside of the available territory. Apple may use technologies to verify such compliance."
You came to an Apple provided forum to ask if there is a way to violate their terms of service?
I suppose that means I'm not allowed to use the American iTunes store.
That is correct.
I wanted to buy the movie Scarecrow (1973) from iTunes, but apparently it's only available with the American store, not the Canadian one.
That is unfortunately also correct.
This question is probably pointless, but is there any way around that?
Sorry but no, there isn't other than buying the DVD as an import.
I mean it's the internet.. Would it be that hard to share?
Availability of any content is totally under the control of the owners of the Canadian distribution rights. If they won't allow download sale of that movie in Canada, there's nothing that can be done unless and until they change their minds.
Sorry, Dave. But you are not exactly correct. I have an account on the US iTunes Store, I can go anywhere in the world and make a purchase. Legally. I can also set up an account on the US store from anywhere in the world. The controlling factor is the credit card that I use to set up the account. The billing address for the credit card has to be in the same country for the iTunes Store you are creating the account for. I.E. for the US Store, it has to be a billing address in the US. For the German iTunes store, a billing address in Germany. This is the 'technology to verify such compliance' referred to by roaminggnome.
So, if the OP has a credit card with a US billing address, there is nothing to prevent him from setting up an account on the US store and purchasing what he wants. However, like Kelvar said, it might make syncing difficult.
I can go anywhere in the world and make a purchase. Legally.
Yes, because you would be in that conuntry. And selling products in a country to someone in that country (regardless of their nationality) is legal. There are no copyright issues.
There may be copyright issues in selling from one country to another because the copyright in one country may not be held by the same company in another country.
"REQUIREMENTS FOR USE OF THE SERVICE
The Service is available to you only in the United States, its territories, and possessions. You agree not to use or attempt to use the Service from outside these locations. Apple may use technologies to verify your compliance."
Sorry, your statement doesn't hold water. What you are telling me is that even if I live in the US, have an account in the US store and am on vacation in Australia. I cannot go to the US iTunes store and purchase a book from the iBook Store to read on the flight home? But at the same time, I could not purchase a book from the Australian store because I don't have an account at the Australian iTunes Store AND I can't set one up because I have a US credit card.
As I said, the mechanism for determining your "location" in this interconnected world is where your credit card bill is sent. There is no other way to accurately determine location for purchases, even IP addresses can be spoofed.
What you are telling me is that even if I live in the US, have an account in the US store and am on vacation in Australia. I cannot go to the US iTunes store and purchase a book from the iBook Store to read on the flight home?
Message was edited by: Dave Sawyer