Amazon Unbox to Customer: we pwn you!

Over on BoingBoing.net Cory Doctorow outlines at least 10 good reasons never to use Amazon’s Unbox desktop movie service. These reasons include: giving Amazon mandatory access to private information on your harddrive, no guaranteed refund in download malfunctions, Amazon’s ability to tighten the already tight restrictions on use without even notifying you, costs equal to a DVD but without the ability to share or trade with your friends like you can with a real DVD.

One reason Doctorow doesn’t mention… no Disney products on the service. You’ll have to go to iTunes for those. Of course iTunes is no DRM saint either. But at least they don’t claim to be giving you all the features of a DVD, but then hide them under a coat of obscurer regulations and restrictions.

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