Due to licensing restrictions for How to Train Your Dragon., it's no longer available for viewing or redownload from Amazon Instant Video.
I had purchased this digital video in place of purchasing the physical media so that I could stream it to one of my many digital media devices (Roku). I'm angered that the same studios that rally against theft of their product essentially stole their product from my possession. How is this legal? Here is what I sent Dreamworks SKG:
I'm writing you to complain about the theft perpetrated by your organization. I am no longer able to view the digital video titled “How to Train Your Dragon” that I purchased on Amazon.com.. This purchase was made over 5 months ago. I called them to investigate and was told that I'm unable to view it due to some exclusive streaming agreement. I can understand if you disallowed new digital purchases at Amazon, but to take away my rights to view the content I had legally and rightfully purchased is outright theft! It's as if you came into my home and stole one of my DVDs. This is a perfect example of why people steal media. What ironic is you are one of the organizations protesting the theft of your product yet you steal it from me.
The studios and the mafia organizations (RIAA and MPAA) trample our rights and fair use rights. I am going to notify my friends, blog, Twitter, Facebook, EFF and representatives about this. I may even reconsider future purchases from your studio(s). With the rise of digital media purchases, eventually purchases of physical media will cease (i.e. printed books). The studios need to reconsider actions such as these or face consequences. At least Amazon gave me a credit. They did the right thing. I wonder what you will do.
These studios trample on our fair use rights. They just trampled on my rights to view a legally purchased video. What's next? Something has to be done to stop these jackbooted thieves!