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Old 31st July 2010, 05:37 PM   #2
Uriel
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According to this site, Apple deals with international licensing issues by requiring that you have your billing and payment information linked to the country in which you are downloading the music (it can tell from your IP address) -- so it might help you to set up a local credit card account for that purpose. Copyright laws and how much the original artist gets reimbursed from the sale do vary from country to country, and I guess that's how iTunes tracks its contractual obligations not just to you, but to the artist as well.

Companies that have physical inventory already met their obligations to the original artist/label/publisher/etc. when they purchased their stock (or whoever they purchased it from did so); reselling it to you doesn't change anything, no matter where you are. It's probably different with downloads where the information is all that exists, and each transaction actually generates a new copy of the product and its agreements, rather than drawing on an existing inventory.

http://forums.dealmac.com/read.php?9,2542631
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