Anne van Kesteren

Regional digital stores

I moved countries twice in a relatively short amount of time. I switched credit cards along the way. I buy digital goods and services that are distributed through regional digital stores. Such a fricking mess.

Do not enough people move countries for this to be a problem? Why does the European Union tolerate this abuse? (Switzerland is not part of the EU, but the United Kingdom and the Netherlands are. Apparently there has been a consultation.)

To be clear, some of these problems exist outside of digital stores as well. It just makes even less sense that you cannot download or update an application across regional boundaries. Or maintain a music collection.