When you use iTunes Match, automatic downloads or redownload an account's past purchases then you risk tying the computer or device to that account for 90 days : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4627
You can either wait until the 90 days have counted down, or try contacting iTunes Support and see if they can remove the association for you : http://www.apple.com/support/itunes/contact/ - click on Contact iTunes Store Support on the right-hand side of the page
That makes sense (sorta). The other day I had to re-download the new Oz movie (from the Swiss store), as Apple had advised me that there was an error on it. The new Star Trek film didn't download automatically, as I'm routinely logged into the Swiss store (pre-ordered it from the UK store), so I switched to the Uk store this evening to get ST, only to find the message above ... and again, when I logged back into the Swiss store.
Will contact iTunes Support, I guess
Appreciate the quick help!
Following up on this one, iTunes Support was able to de-authorize my iMac from my UK account so I'm back on iTunes Match on my Swiss account now. Importantly, they said they would do this only once, as it's against policy ...
...which begs the next questions: is this a new policy and how can I continue to use two accounts? I've been switching back and forth without an issue for years and rely on the UK store for English-language movies. Granted, the Swiss store has more and more multi-lingual movies, but still.
Agreed and understood, but I still can't (or couldn't) figure out why this "problem" hasn't shown in the past ... until I reread your comment below:
When you use iTunes Match, automatic downloads or redownload an account's past purchases then you risk tying the computer or device to that account for 90 days
I now figure that, since iTunes Match noch includes movies, it may have triggered this behavior. I don't buy music in the UK store, so it never showed up until I re-downloaded that 'Oz' movie, following an information from Apple. Does that make sense?
I guess I'll have to limit my purchases to the Swiss store from now on. Requesting that a movie be added to the Swiss store is possible, but not likely to be actioned. I would assume that licensing issues would be at the core of any differences between the two stores.