You Can't Buy Google Video Anymore

Google sent the following note today. Think I'd bought some Charlie Rose videos, maybe 1 or 2 other things. I don't have the computer the Rose video's on, but if I can't watch the ones I bought and downloaded anymore, hope I can watch them for free somehow. Battelle sees it as a retrenchment from launching new products. But it's also a focus on the mass audience to garner eyeballs for ads.
As a valued Google user, we're contacting you with some important
information about the videos you've purchased or rented from Google Video.
In an effort to improve all Google services, we will no longer offer the
ability to buy or rent videos for download from Google Video, ending the
DTO/DTR (download-to-own/rent) program. This change will be effective
August 15, 2007.

To fully account for the video purchases you made before July 18, 2007, we
are providing you with a Google Checkout bonus for $2.00. Your bonus
expires in 60 days, and you can use it at the stores listed here: The minimum purchase
amount must be equal to or greater than your bonus amount, before shipping
and tax.

After August 15, 2007, you will no longer be able to view your purchased
or rented videos.

If you have further questions or requests, please do not hesitate to
contact us. Thank you for your continued support.


The Google Video Team

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