What Do You Think About Geo-blocking & How Do You Circumvent It? [you Told Us]

The Internet may connect the whole world in one glorious whole (assuming individual governments allow their people to be netizens) but that hasn't stopped media companies from trying to limit who can access their content along territorial lines. Hence we have the dark art of geo-blocking. Geo-blocking is practiced by websites or Web services seeking to keep their content within the confines of a particular territory.

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BING NEWS:
  • The Australian Government Supports Geo-Blocking That Could Drive Up Video Games Prices
    Video games, more specifically our ability to circumvent region coding, would most likely be affected by these potential changes. The leaked document, obtained by Wikileaks, contains the negotiating positions of all 12 countries involved in the Trans ...
    11/13/2013 - 1:18 pm | View Link
  • Australia to support geo-blocking as part of Trans-Pacific Partnership deal
    (2010_1310 - Coins_3 image by Ben Hosking, CC BY 2.0) One of these included that consumers be granted the right to circumvent geo-blocking and be provided with education on the most effective ways to do so to allow Australians access to more equitable prices.
    11/13/2013 - 1:12 pm | View Link
  • Australia threatens Adobe, Apple, with geo-blocking ban
    Those recommendations suggest Australia: Remove restrictions on parallel/gray market imports; Changes its Copyright Act “to clarify and secure consumers’ rights to circumvent technological protection measures that control geographic market segmentation ...
    07/28/2013 - 6:34 pm | View Link
  • The 'Australia tax' is real, geo-blocking to stop
    The report advised that the Australian government amend the Copyright Act's anti-circumvention provisions to "clarify and secure consumers' rights to circumvent technological protection measures that control geographic market segmentation". In order to ...
    07/28/2013 - 5:11 pm | View Link
  • Could geo-blocking be deemed anti-competitive?
    Submissions to the inquiry from CHOICE magazine - among others - recommended that Australia's Attorney General protect those consumers that use virtual private networks and other technology means to circumvent geo-blocking. ANU College of Law Associate ...
    03/25/2013 - 3:08 pm | View Link
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BING SEARCH:
  • The Hulu Web Site
    Around the Block. Geo-blocking refers to blocking access to content based on a geographic location. Geo-blocking is possible because your Internet Protocol (IP ...
    04/16/2014 - 10:48 am | View Website
  • Unblocking geo-blocks
    Unblocking geo-blocks - Australian viewers get a raw deal when it comes to watching our favourite TV shows - such as Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Breaking Bad and ...
    04/16/2014 - 7:57 am | View Website
  • Getflix: Unblock Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon, Vudu, BBC ...
    How does it work? Netflix and other streaming services use a technique called geo-blocking to restrict access to their services to certain countries.
    04/15/2014 - 9:02 am | View Website
  • Geolocation software
    In computing, geolocation software is used to deduce the geolocation (geographic location) of another party. For example, on the Internet, one geolocation approach is ...
    04/15/2014 - 2:57 am | View Website
  • How to bypass geoblocking? | VPN Tutorials
    Geo-blocking – or geo-gating, as the networks prefer to call it – is how content providers such as Hulu, Pandora, NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC etc who are moving their ...
    04/14/2014 - 6:55 am | View Website
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