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Region free Blu-rays that are "not authorized for sale outside The USA" sold though Amazon outside The USA?? (1 Viewer)

Ronazai

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So I live in Europe and want to buy a Blu-ray release through Amazon, but I noticed the back cover says: "Not authorized for sale outside The USA."
Oddly the Blu-ray itself is region free. It's by Warner Brothers and I read that all their Blu-rays are region free. Doesn't that mean they want their stuff to be available for everybody?
Also why I able to order this on both Amazon US and Amazon UK websites. Does that mean Amazon has the rights from Warner Brothers and that text on the back cover doesn't count?

Now you may ask that if I can order it and it's region free, then what's the problem? It's just a matter of principle for me. Don't want to do anything illegal.
 

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There's nothing illegal about it. The warning is to create the perception of a legality problem in order to discourage the sale outside of the region or regions the publisher wishes to make it available in.
 

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It is nothing more than a "cover your ass" (CYA) measure to satisfy jurisdictional licensing type agreements. Everybody knows it is completely ineffective and largely useless, both technically and legally.
 

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