电影租赁的iTunes服务条款更新

正如人们所料,iTunes的新电影租赁服务带来了它的更新iTunes Store服务条款我对之前版本和新版本进行了差异化处理,除了一些小的改动以解释租赁的概念(例如“通过服务购买的产品”现在是“通过服务进行交易的产品”),唯一重大的变化是与电影租赁有关。

在这里,他们是评论的新电影租赁部分:

(aa) Movies are viewable only on your Mac or Windows computer (using iTunes 7.6 or later), iPhone, video-enabled iPod (iPod touch, iPod nano (3rd generation), or iPod classic), or on TVs using your Apple TVMovies in high definition resolution (HD) are viewable only on TVs using your Apple TV and must be downloaded directly to your Apple TV电影一次只能在一台设备上观看。

或许有趣的是,高清电影只要可用于Apple TV - 标准DVD质量租赁也可用于您的计算机和iPod我认为30英寸的Cinema Display是高清电影的合理目标,所以我不确定为什么存在这种限制Perhaps because HD movies are so large that it would be cumbersome to have users moving them across their home network from computer to Apple TV and vice-versa? Not a huge deal, though, overall.

更新:一些聪明的DF读者已经通过电子邮件表明它是关于盗版问题的 - 工作室可能想要将高清电影限制在Apple TV上,因为它有HDCP启用DRM的输出。

(bb) You must be connected to the Service when moving or streaming moviesOnce a movie is moved, it is no longer viewable on the sending deviceYou may only move movies to another device from your Mac or Windows computerMovies downloaded directly to your Apple TV may not be moved.

因此,一个有趣的限制:如果您从Mac租借电影,您可以将其移动到Apple TV,但如果您从Apple TV租借它,它就无法移动。

(cc) You have thirty (30) days after downloading a movie to begin viewingOnce you begin viewing, you have twenty-four (24) hours to view the movie (the “Viewing Period”)You may view the movie an unlimited number of times during the Viewing PeriodMovies are not viewable after the thirty (30) day periodStopping, pausing or restarting a movie does not extend the available time for viewing.

30天的时间很好,但是24小时的观察窗口太过于吝啬关于这些电影租赁的其他一切看起来都很棒 - DVD和高清品质选项,价格,Apple TV上的购物用户界面 - 但是你第一次玩游戏后24小时似乎并不公平。

假设你在晚上10点开始播放电影中途,你停下来也许你正在睡着了也许你有一个婴儿在楼上醒来哭泣(When our son was born, I don’t think my wife and I finished a feature film in one night for an entire year.) You go to bed, and now you’re sort of stuck: you’ve got to finish the movie the next night before 10 pm or your carriage turns back into a pumpkin.

我只是不明白为什么它如此吝啬What skin would it be off the studios’ or Apple’s back if they gave you 48 or 72 hours? I can’t see how the rental playing window length could possibly have any bearing on piracy implicationsWho cares if a two- or three-day window would allow you to watch the entire movie multiple times? That’s something you’ve always been able to do with VHS and DVD rentals.

我不认为这是一个交易破坏者,但这个24小时的窗口是整个交易中唯一真正的坏点。

(dd) If you move a movie to an iPod or iPhone and then use the Service to restore the iPod or iPhone before you finish watching it, the movie will be deleted and will not be recoverableThis also applies to choosing Settings > Reset > Erase all content and settings on iPod touch and iPhone.

有趣,但并不奇怪,因为“你只能将租借的电影一次移动到一个设备”规则。

(ee)需要宽带互联网连接。

好吧,呃,我想。

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