PS3 movie store may allow “one-time courtesy” download if you delete

Monday, 22nd September 2008 07:35 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Despite the fact the US PC movie store clearly states in its terms and conditions that downloaded content stays deleted if you deleted it, Arstechnica’s reporting the SCEA is, in fact, a little more lenient than advertised with its DRM policy.

“If a consumer deletes a purchased movie from their PS3, they will not be able to redownload the movie without assistance from SCEA’s consumer services,” said PSN PR Lincoln Davis.

“Consumer service can issue a redownload as a one-time courtesy, as provided by our guidelines, for the title to allow the consumer to go back and download the movie from their PSN download list.”

Don’t get frisky if you’re allowed to download stuff again, however: you won’t be allowed to get content a third time.

Plenty more through there.



  1. SplatteredHouse

    Wait. So, if I were to “buy” a movie from the Playstation Store, I would essentially own a digital copy of the content. Like a DVD, but digital? (in as much as, if I lost my DVD copy, I would then no longer be able to watch the content of that disc).

    So, it operates like a rental, but without the time limit? That’s IT?!? :o That’s all you get, for the extra moneyz that you’re no doubt paying?
    If anything, it looks like they’re trying to prioritise rentals over purchases, to me. As there, you decide you want to watch something you see in their library, and then you do, and after you have, it’s quickly gone from the hard drive.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. SplatteredHouse

    Well, it looks like a rental to me, Jim. :p

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Quiiick

    The problem here, as with all DLCs, is that any HDD _WILL_ fail sooner or later.
    I know that DVDs also do not “live” forever, but at least you can do a (albeit illegal) backup (thanks to DVD-Jon) of your DVD-collection.

    And to be honest I don’t see any reasons why Sony should NOT let consumer download a once purchased game or movie as many times as they want.
    The DLCs are strictly tied to the user-account, aren’t they?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. FireFly

    Yes, but the user account isn’t tied to the PS3.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Quiiick

    @ FireFly
    I know! ;)

    … unlike on the 360 where all DLCs are also tied to the specific hardware.
    But since spring 2008 you can at least reregister your DLCs if you are forced to change your 360 (probably due to the infamous RRoD).

    #5 6 years ago

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