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  • Andrew Desics Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm in the UK and very annoyed that the 'download previous music purchases' feature is not available in the Beta.


    However, is there even any guarantee that this feature will be available outside the US for the release in Autumn?  Normally Apple are pretty good about advising which countries are receiving new features in their keynotes.


    Also, I can already re-download Apps that I have purchased previously via the App Store by purchasing them again (and not being charged).

  • nogin14 Level 1 (0 points)

    Revolution!!  Maybe we (all outside of the US) should refuse to purchase from the iTunes store until we are treated fairly and given the same rights as the good old US of A....

  • mprgirl Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm a canadian (quebec) and I don't have access to the music I've already bought. I think I'll download my music with torrents at some well known sites, much easier.


    I wish the Canadian Store will get that functionnality soon .

  • davis 503525 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is another classic case of a big company forgetting that there are other paying customers in the world as well. I'm in Australia (and of course, can't redownload songs) and I had a similar problem like this with Microsoft. On their Xbox Live website they were advertsing this great looking "Xbox Live Rewards" program where you got free MS Points for referring friends and buying memberships, etc. I put in my password to sign up for it but OHH NO! they had failed to make it known that it was only available in the U.S. I just with that big companies would realise that the U.S. aren't the only paying customers and actually at the the moment (and it has been for quite some time now) the Australian dollar is quite stronger than the U.S. and yet, we are still paying quite a bit more than the U.S.! Wake up Apple and let other people around the world actually use the service that you advertised to us.

  • mprgirl Level 1 (0 points)

    jguther wrote:


    "Music features are only available in the US"


    (from the Apple web page for 10.3)


    Sounds like a trap, small grey font on that page, you know, those lines nobody reads, I'm sure Apple's not proud of that. And they say "Your music. Everywhere." It's more like "Your music. Only in US, we don't care about the rest of the world".



  • Bogus101 Level 1 (0 points)

    Iam from Germany and very disappointed as well. To me, having watched the keynotes yesterday, the functionality of "re-downloading" music as well as being abel to have that music on my other apple product via cloud (beta) was the most important one .


    I really hope this situation will be solved ASAP ... everything else would just be very unfair!


    Multimillion apple products are shipped to the whole , no reason to limit their advertised features to 1 country!


    Dont get me wrong i really love my mac book and iphone but this frustrated me a lot ...

  • hyde55 Level 1 (0 points)

    I see they now say: "Available in beta now in the U.S. only"

    So there is hope for the fall.

    I'm hoping

  • ChrisAndHisMac Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah, same here, I'm in the UK and had that same nasty surprise of not seeing the "music" tab in the purchased section on iTunes. However, this service is still in Beta, and as another post above has said they are probably releasing it gradually to see how well it works. I doubt it will be a US only service (unless it's music licensing that's holding it back, which is even more likely the case for iTunes Match), so when iCloud is released in full this Autumn I'm pretty sure it will be released more globally.


    We can only hope

  • marcioveiga Level 1 (20 points)

    I'm in Portugal and I hope this fall we can do the music sutff too.


    We often get Apple products pretty late...


    We can only hope...

  • darius404 Level 1 (0 points)

    As Russa and ChrisAndHisMac have mentioned, it is in the Beta stages, so it should not be very surprising that they are limiting the pool of Beta Testers (at least as far as the new features go). While there is not a guarantee that the service will become available outside of the U.S., there is a good chance it will be, since it is actually supposed to be part of the new iCloud service they are offering. As the website says, "Available in beta now in the U.S. only," which indicates to me that it will be available outside the U.S. once the iCloud service is officially released. Again, there are no guarantees, but I feel there is a strong chance it will be widely available.

  • jarifromnorrköping Level 1 (5 points)

    I suppose this is not an Apple-issue. But more publishing rights, recor labels etc issue. Quote from a website:


    "...just learned through The Daily Telegraph British record labels Anglo islands are still at an early stage of negotiation. And it is very difficult to reach an agreement before they have been able to confirm how it has affected the release of icloud sales of U.S. record labels.

    As one executive of a music label in the UK who wanted to remain anonymous:

    have begun tentative talks between Apple and the labels in the UK. However, all negotiations are at an early stage and not expected to see the music service in the cloud on this side of the pond until 2012."

    I live in Sweden and when I bought my iPad I was excited about iBooks, but as it turned out i can't actually buy anything, except free Gutenberg Project books publised more or less 100 years ago and which have no copyright anymore. A similar issue is with Amazon. I got the Kindle-app and while the varietly of books I can buy there is large I am also faced with country restrictions and publishing rights.

    Though I fail to understand if I have bought a song and lost it, why can't I get it back... but i can download every single Lite and test app I have ever purchased and rather would not be reminded of :-) . This is probably also why we cant buy an Apple Tv in my country

  • RDH Level 4 (1,335 points)

    My biggest issue is that when Apple introduced iTunes+ a couple of years ago they stated that one would be able to upgrade from 128Kps to 256Kps for a small fee.


    Although a lot of albums have been made available to upgrade a lot are still not (which is extremely annoying) and I was hoping that this would finally allow me to upgrade the remaining low bit rate music I have already purchased from iTunes store.


    I also find it strange that is when one buys music from Amazon or 7digital one can re-download as many times as one likes without a patronising email from about backing up ones music before they allow one to do so.

  • marcofal Level 1 (0 points)

    I reside in Switzerland and I have the same issue.. no Music from the Purchased link, just apps and books (another issue.. the library is so restricted to mainly english titles).

    I am getting a bit upset at Apple US mainly vision... that has been pretty clear for a long time but "WE" European might not look into the right direction in term of who is placing the restrictions outside the US market.

    The bottom line is that Apple created a technology that works globally, in fact the Books and Apps are right there. If they cannot allow non US residents to do the same is probably related to other countries not allowing Apple to offer this service for music under the same conditions. Maybe reviewing all the contract details will take more time and Apple should have not waited to present the service just because Europe, Switzerland, Canada and who knows how many others did not agreed under the same time line that Apple desired to present the service.


    Once again.. the service is globally offered. Are probably the agreement about different bodies that deals with copyright protection for other countries that are not willing to agree or ready to do so.


    I never found a site in the internet where european citizen can complains with the organization or entities with which Apple (and any other companies offering services) try to agree with. We should try to communicate with them if we want to really know where the obstacles are placed. Does anyone have a link of a site where european can ask and complains about this copyright issues ?

  • iinami Level 4 (1,440 points)

    mprgirl wrote:


    jguther wrote:


    "Music features are only available in the US"


    (from the Apple web page for 10.3)


    Sounds like a trap, small grey font on that page, you know, those lines nobody reads, I'm sure Apple's not proud of that. And they say "Your music. Everywhere." It's more like "Your music. Only in US, we don't care about the rest of the world".



    now you and others know to always read the small grey font. not sure they trapped you though.

  • egondenis Level 1 (0 points)

    If this service is released in other countries depends on the company that manages copyright in that country. Apple will have to negotiate with them before releasing this service.

    I'd love to see this feature available in Belgium, but the Belgian copyrights management (SABAM) will never allow this service. A pity really.