HT2589 why can I only purchase content from the store in my home country. Sometimes the dont have the content im after but other countries stores do

why can I only purchase content from the store in my home country. Sometimes the dont have the content im after but other countries stores do

Because this is how the itunes store works.

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    Or moreover, Why can't I buy movies from the ITunes family in other countries?

    You can ONLY buy from the itunes store of the country of your residence ( proven by the billing address on your credit card) and ONLY while inside the borders of that country.

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    I am sorry, but we have crap apps in South Africa!!  I want to know why I cannot purchase apps from the US or Canada stores.  I can purchase items over the internet with my credit card from stores in the US, so why not apps?

    Yes, I know. It's all a bit silly in some ways, but even major countries seem to have problems dealing with the digital world. That world changes quickly, while governments tend to lumber on like the long dead giant herbivores. But in the evolutionary scheme of things that seems the rule: the bigger you are, the slower you move!.
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    Why can't I purchase music from the US ITunes Store when based in AUS. I can't even find the music I want in searches unless i search overseas.

    This has been covered here many times already, but once again: Apple has no choice in the matter. It's due to restrictions placed on Apple by the record companies and other rights holders.  Quoting from This Business of Music (10th Edition) (by M. William Krasilovsky and Sydney Shemel et. al,  Random House LLC 2007) (and thanks to the Mimico Kid for the reference) :
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    (....) In the music business the primary problem is that copyrights are national and therefore specific rights are tied to national laws and the interpretations of national courts.
    (.... T)hough we can one day hope to see the development of common standards with respect to copyright, the fact that the music business is building upon a history of nation-specific contractual relationships means that the goal of universal international standards is not, for the forseeable future, a practical one.
    (...) Adding to the difficulty (...) the copyrights themselves may have been assigned to different companies in different territories. The best hope for a cleaner start and a simpler future is worldwide recognition that digital uses are in fact - and should be in law - totally new.
    The content owners don't like cross-border sales of CDs either, but there's nothing they can do to stop such sales. They can, though, and do stop cross-border download sales, since if the download stores refuse, the rights holders won't license the tracks to that store.
    So unless and until the record companies, et. al,  all get together and agree to allow download stores to sell cross-border, there's absolutely nothing Apple or any other download store can do.

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    and follow the instructions to report the issue to the iTunes Store.
    Please note that everyone here is just a felllow user, so you should post no personal information as it will quickly become public.
    Regards.

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  • Why can't I purchase movies from my Apple TV? When searching not all available movies even show up!

    I've had my apple tv for a while now, but have never actually purchased anything from the itunes store directly from the device. A friend recommended "Sleepless in Seattle" to me, and since it's not in Netflix or On Demand, I decided to buy it from itunes.
    In doing a search in the Movies section of my Apple TV and typing in "Sleepl", I got no results. Bummed, I went onto Amazon to see how much the DVD would cost. On a whim, I opened itunes on my computer and did a search for the movie. To my shock, it is available for purchase on itunes for $9.99!
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    Ha, ha, you are such a tool!
    That profile was written in 2007 and never updated. Unlike you, I don't live on this forum. I have one 5 year old Dell gathering dust, waiting for the trash that has some kids software on it my kids never use.
    Currently I own a 27 inch iMac, and a 21 inch iMac used by my wife. I just sold my MacBook Air, which replaced my MacBook Pro of two years ago. I have an AppleTV v2, and unfortunately gave my AppleTV v1 to a friend before I realized they stripped out the movie purchase feature. We also own an iPad, two iPhones, and 4 iPods, two of which are used as digital music storage for our cars.
    So yes, all of my factual posts concerning Apple's shocking decision to try to hide the fact they removed significant functionality from AppleTV when they revved it, are just driven by the fact that 4 years ago I used almost no apple products. Apparently I harbor a twisted desire to hurt the company that provides me almost all of my technology of choice today, despite being an early software developer for the Mac, helping start two Macinotosh software companies in the 1980s and 1990s, and working at Apple for 2 years in the early 90s.
    The truth is, Apple's products weren't so good 15 years ago so I gradually switched to Windows for professional reasons. About 4 years go I bought an iPhone, and started to wake up to the fact that Apple had done a tremendous job moving the Mac platform to the intel architecture, and was very happy to replace my crappy dells with Apple products.
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  • Why can't you purchase stuff from the itunes store if you're not in that country? I'm in South Africa and most of the best things I want to download are on the US itunes, so I try switch to it but it won't let me download or purchase? I don't get it?

    I don't get why? What's the harm if you're in a different country? We all pay the same way and the internet was made to connect people over the world, stuff is downloaded from different global destinations millions of times a day. So what's the point of having an itunes store and App Store that limits you to the boring stuff in your own country? You read about these great app's, bands etc and find them in search engines, you have all the Mac products, but then you can't use them coz of where you're currenlty living? It's like a horrible tease!
    Is there a way around this? Or what can be done in order to access the things I want?
    Any advice, suggestions anyone?

    The reason is licensing - artists/record companies/TV networks/movie distributors all have separate licensing deals in different countries (or no licensing deals at all). It isn't mysterious or secret.
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    (....) In the music business the primary problem is that copyrights are national and therefore specific rights are tied to national laws and the interpretations of national courts.
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