You don’t own any content purchased through App Store or iTunes

Apple is facing a lawsuit from a consumer who lost around $25,000 worth of apps and movies after Apple terminated his account.

Price’s $25,000 worth of purchases is perhaps an extreme example of what many consumers may encounter when they buy content on digital platforms, only to find it unavailable when their accounts are suspended or terminated. At issue is whether digital content available through various platforms is truly owned by individuals if the platform owner can prevent them from accessing it in the future. 

Apple is not the only platform which caught fire for terminating user accounts. Google is quite popular for deleting user accounts containing years worth of data.

The question is: what’s your backup strategy for such cases?