Wednesday, May 18, 2016

User files class-action lawsuit against over ‘Brking Bad’ iTunes confusion

Last month, upsettens of thousands of Brking Bad fans when it posted on iTunes that those who had alrdy purchased what they thought to be theentirefinal sson of the popular series would have to pay again for the final 8 episodes.It was the network’s fault— it wasAMC’s decision to split the fifth (final) sson into two parts. But iTunes userNoam Lazebnik, of Ohio, feels that deserves some of the blame too, and he’s filed a class-action lawsuit against the company…9to5Macpoints to the filing:“When a consumer buys a ticket to a football game, he does not have to lve at halftime. When a consumer buys an opera ticket, he does not get kicked out at intermission. When a consumer buys a “Sson Pass” to a full sson of a television show on iTunes, that consumer should get access to the whole sson.Defendant , Inc. (“”) apparently disagrees. This case is about ’s deceptive and unfair sales practices with regard to Sson 5 of the popular television program “Brk Bad,” which produced by AMC Networks, Inc., marketed by AMC and and sold through ’s iTunes platform.”To recap what happened,users have been purchasing the first half (8 episodes) of the final sson of Brking Bad, under the impression that the second half would be included too. But the final 8 episodesshowed up in iTunesas a separate purchase.To be fair, AMC has been rather confusing in marketing the fifth sson of the hit show. In a May 2012 press relse, they specifically said that the final sson would include 16 episodes, but they have since run several ads referring to a split relse.Still, I’m not sure the extra $20 was worth filing a lawsuit against over—especially considering that all told, the $40 users spent on both halves of Brking Bad Sson 5 is about what you’d be spending on a sson of a newer, hit show anyway.Regardless, Lazebnik and his attorney are going after for engaging in false advertising and unfair business practices, and are seeking damages of around $20 per class member—which would include the millions of users who boughtBB Sson 5.What do you think, should be held responsible here?

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