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I’ve been lucky to live and work in many parts of the world. Mostly Japan for 6+ years. Now living in the USA for many years. Might move again someday.
While in Japan I bought music in the Apple Store online. When I update my device I see that music I bought in Japan is now locked. Called and asked why can’t I access music I bought? They said it’s because I bought it in the Japan Apple Store not in the USA store and it’s a legality issue for Apple. Well i don’t care about what Apple’s problems are. It’s my music which I bought. They say they understand and offer me 5 free songs to purchase..to somehow make up for the many many albums that are now unavailable to me. Bonus they lost music they said they would back up to cloud but didn’t because it wasn’t music I got from the Apple store, rather from cds. This kind of garbage makes piracy all the more attractive. How dare I move and expect music I bought to remain mine?
TL;DR. Music I bought while living in Japan on the Apple site is now locked and cannot be accessed because I don’t live in Japan now.