Originally Posted by Gjwilly
Non-physical media is never owned -- only rented, borrowed, licensed,...... use whichever verb you like.
Just now I went to iTunes Store. The very first item under "Music" is an album by Drake, titled "Nothing Was The Same". I clicked on this album and was presented a screen that says:
It says "Buy", it doesn't say "rent", or "borrow" or "license". It doesn't say "Buy a license".
Why does Apple get to pervert the usage of a "verb" that has a very simple meaning to most people?
Take it to the extreme -- Apple folds and closes its doors tomorrow.
All the iCloud servers are shut down.
What happens to your online purchases then?
Here we agree. You still have the responsibility to store your "purchases". And never buy anything DRMed. E.g. check out "Microsoft PlaysForSure" to see how the evil empire tried to screw people over with their "purchased" music.