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The drama of digital purchases: PlayStation will wipe out your entire movie library

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We all love to buy games, books and movies from the comfort of our couch, and if they could be digital copies it would be even better because we wouldn’t have to wait a day or two for the delivery guy to bring them home. Undoubtedly, digital has its advantages.

Unfortunately, it also has a downside. And it’s so big and dangerous that the whole digital business has a huge “but”. Today Sony reminded us of this in the most brutal way, through its PlayStation division. Fortunately, this prediction did not come true.

As we learned from the American media, Sony will remove access to hundreds of movies and TV shows from its PlayStation Store service next month. which means that users who pay for games like The Hunger Games can no longer watch them.

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Shutdown affects users in Germany and AustriaCovers films produced by StudioCanal and according to legal notices published in two European countries.

The shutdown will take effect on August 31, exactly one year after Sony stopped buying movies and TV shows. through your digital store. At the time, Sony said its customers would still be able to access previously purchased content.

Notices posted on the PlayStation website acknowledge the change “evolution of license agreements with content providers“and they say purchased content will be removed from customers’ video libraries.

By Variation, the change affects 314 games in Germany and 137 games in Austria. Affected titles include: Chicken Run, John Wick, La La Land, Logan, Saw, Shaun the Sheep Movie and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. It is unclear whether refunds will be offered to affected customers.

While we’ve become accustomed to the idea that TV shows and movies can disappear from streaming services over time, it’s much more rare for this to happen on services that allow you to purchase titles.

The closing serves as an important reminder that even when a title is “purchased” digitally, its ownership often depends on the retailer’s survival and having the right licensing agreements. If you want to guarantee the property forever: buy physical.

Source: Computer Hoy

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