Amazon recently claimed, due to a pending lawsuit, that Prime Video users do not actually own any media they purchase through the Prime streaming service.
The tech superstar is claiming that Prime Video users are not paying to own the media but rather are buying what they call an “on-demand viewing over an indefinite period of time.”
Amanda Caudel, from Fairfield California, brought the case against Amazon for “unfair competition and false advertising” in April. Caudel alleges that the company is secretly reserving a right to discontinue a user’s access to the video content they’ve purchased at any time. Further more that they have done this to customers on more than one occasion.
Additionally, Caudel claims the company has defrauded and misled customers by charging almost three times as much to own content as to rent it. On average Amazon charges $14.99 to own a movie and about $5,99 to rent the same media.