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Breaking Bad fan sues Apple over 'misleading' Season Pass offering

Firm had better tread lightly
Mon Sep 09 2013, 12:40
Breaking Bad season 5 part two

WALLED GARDEN VENDOR Apple is being sued by a disgruntled Breaking Bad fan over the way it offered the second half of season five to its Season Pass subscribers.

In probably the most ludicrous story you'll read today, Breaking Bad addict Noam Lazebnink of Ohio insisted that Apple misled its Season Pass subscribers by splitting the final series of the meth-cooking drama into two parts.

As reported by Gigaom, this means that those who bought a Season Pass for Breaking Bad season five have to cough up an additional $14.99 - or $22.99 for HD - to watch the final eight episodes of the show.

Lazebnink said in his filing, "When a consumer buys a ticket to a football game, he does not have to leave at halftime. When a consumer buys an opera ticket, he does not get kicked out at intermission.

"When a consumer buys a 'Season Pass' to a full season of a television show on iTunes, that consumer should get access to the whole season. From the time Season [Five] of Breaking Bad was first announced, it was referred to as the 'Final Season and was slated to include 16 episodes.

"Therefore, costumers who purchased a Breaking Bad Season [Five] 'Season Pass' from iTunes reasonably believed that they would receive access to all 16 episodes, as announced and promoted by AMC. Instead, Apple chose to treat the final [eight] episodes as a different season."

If this Breaking Bad fan is that bothered, we're not sure why he hasn't signed up with Netflix, where he can watch all episodes for £5.99 per month.

Apple has yet to respond. µ


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