Amazon reserves the right to terminate the availability of video content - whether rented or purchased - at any time.
While most users are probably of the opinion that purchased digital contents would be at their free disposal forever, providers like Amazon see things a little differently. Strictly speaking, therefore, there is no purchase at all.
As a result, a lawsuit against the provider Amazon Prime Video is pending in the US state of California. A customer accuses the provider of misleading advertising and unfair competitive practices because the company presents it as if consumers were buying video content in its entirety, while the fine print reserves the right to restrict access to the content in question, as the industry magazine HollywoodReporter reports.
Restricted license instead of purchase
Here one could assume that this has no influence on purchased content, because you can download and store it locally. However, the videos are all packed in DRM containers to ensure that only the buyer can play them. This prevents the videos from being passed on to other users. However, this also means that removing the content from Amazon's licensing systems makes further playback impossible.