The whole idea of the grandfather paradox always seemed absurd to me (along the same lines as Zeno's paradox of a runner never being able to reach a finish line because he'd have to cross an infinite number of subdivisions first). It sounds clever until you actually think about it.
If you think marking a U2 album as "purchased" across all users' accounts is comparable to cracking strong encryption or secretly stealing private keys from remote devices, you really have no business commenting on this.
And downloading purchased music is also off by default, as well as using cellular data plans to do it...so that's THREE settings your hypothetical user EXPLICITLY turned on to put them into that situation. And you somehow think it's Apple's fault?
Even if they only do it after the users explicitly turn on the feature to push music down to their phones, and then it still will only work over wifi unless the users explicitly turn on another feature to "download over cellular"? You really think they have no business doing exactly what the user has asked for?
If a) I already knew you and had set up an arrangement to grant you access to my home to deliver books that I've purchased in the same manner, and b) you ONCE put a free book that you, the store owner (not the publisher), paid for as a promotion, then I would not be upset about it...EVEN IF it were not a book I wanted, because the solution would be to throw away/give away the book, and then my "problem" would be solved.
The MOST troubling part here is how disproportionally butthurt people seem to be over having a free album given to them. Also, spare me from having to read one more person prattle on about how their "curated" iTunes library has been harmed.
If there were rules on how many episodes constituted a "season", you might have had a valid point. Unfortunately for you and the validity of your rant, it varies from show to show, and even season to season.
I'm not sure if you're being willfully obtuse or not. AMC refers to and sells the 8 episodes as "Breaking Bad: Season 5". You can debate the merits of that all you wish, but are you seriously suggesting that Apple (or Amazon, or any other retailer) are being disingenuous for listing the product as "Season 5" and selling it as a single season?
If AMC gives Apple a bundle of episodes to sell and calls it "Season 5", how would you reasonably expect Apple to advertise it? Would you expect other retailers to be similarly liable? Amazon is selling all 8 episodes of "Season 5" right now - does that make them liable if I bought their season pass option?