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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  • Australia should 'ban' geo-blocking: IT Pricing Inquiry
    The recommendations follow a high-profile campaign from CHOICE Australia to educate Australians on the ways to circumvent geo-blocking efforts which stop them accessing US-only services such as Netflix. There are local alternatives such as Quickflix ...
    09/12/2016 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • An Aussie VPN Found A Way Around Netflix's Geo-Blocking
    Unlike many of its competitors, it has managed to find workaround that can successfully circumvent geo-blocks imposed by Netflix and other companies (for the time being, at least). Here’s a video showing US Netflix up and running in Australia using ...
    08/31/2016 - 5:58 pm | View Link
  • Productivity Commission reports demands end to web location pricing
    AUSTRALIANS should have the backing of Government to circumvent geoblocking stopping them seeing the latest movies, TV and online games, or making them pay eye-watering amounts to do so. The Productivity Commission will release a draft report today calling ...
    04/28/2016 - 3:15 am | View Link
  • Netflix Geo-Blocking Crackdown Hits PayPal Users
    Virtual private networks are a popular way to circumvent Netflix geo-blocking. PayPal said UnoTelly could not appeal the decision. UnoTelly told TorrentFreak it was disappointed by the decision. It published a blog post apologising to customers for the ...
    02/10/2016 - 10:00 pm | View Link
  • Foxtel weigh in on geo-blocking debate as Netflix gains
    The Australian government has been urged to investigate a raft of methods to circumvent geoblocking, following the release of the draft report of the Competition Policy Review. In a boost for Netflix and Australian VPN users, the comprehensive report ...
    10/29/2014 - 10:45 pm | View Link
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  • Geo-blocking
    Justification. The ownership of exclusive territorial rights to content may differ between regions, requiring the providers of the content to disallow access for ...
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  • Australians Should Be Allowed To Circumvent Geoblocking ...
    Australian consumers should be allowed to use technologies like VPNs and proxies to defeat the efforts of companies like Netflix and HBO that stop them ...
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  • How to get past geo-blocking
    CHOICE looks at how international companies like Amazon, Apple and Microsoft conduct geo-blocking, and how we can bypass it and avoid price discrimination.
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  • There Are Ways TV-Loving Expats Can Get Around the Dreaded ...
    A look at some of the companies that circumvent geo-blocking, offering expats an easy way to watch their favorite shows.
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  • Configure a VPN to Circumvent Geo-Blocking
    Circumvent geo-blocking restrictions by configuring a VPN on the device from which you run Kodi. It's easy and works great!
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