How Many Times Should I Be Expected to Pay For Something?!
Get a load of this! Last year I purchased the digital downloads of season 1 and 2 of Big Bang Theory in January 2013 from Amazon’s Instant Video to download on our Kindles for all our traveling. Since then we deleted them off our Kindles because they take up so much space but they have still been sitting in our Cloud available for us to re-download when ready.
In early April this month my son downloaded the seasons on to his Kindle so he could watch them while traveling. That is the only device they are on.
Last night I get a letter in the mail from Metrocast (our internet provider) via a third party company that sues people on behalf of Warner Bros for copyright infringement.
They are saying that the download was an illegal download and we need to pay for the copyright infringement!
After speaking with them, Metrocast and Amazon – no one was able to help. Amazon was able to verify that the episodes are only on one device and we should not be charged. They said to call our internet service provider.
Our internet service provider said they couldn’t help and we needed to call this third party.
The third party said they couldn’t help because essentially they are just the “messenger” for Warner Bros.
And Warner Bros doesn’t respond.
So in order to avoid going to court for something that everyone says they can’t help with – I paid the copyright infringement fee. But seriously – how many times do I need to pay for Big Bang Theory!