I only claim to be pointing out UK law.
Thing is, by buying, you are agreeing with the site to their ToS, which included obeying their regional restrictions. And for first sales (only), the copyright holder can and does have the right to define the conditions under which you can obtain an authorised copy - this right is sub-licensed to the site on condition that they uphold regional restrictions.
It's licence law, not contract.
"And there are many similar situations in the physical world."
They are simply not applicable. The point of sale is not the same! Sheesh. I'll start using bigger text if you try and use that example again, because it's a completely different situation.
Go argue with the laws which make the point of sale your PC and not the servers.
Last edited by DawnFalcon; 04-27-2010 at 09:11 AM.