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 to support geo-blocking as part of Trans-Pacific Partnership deal
    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. This was because the inquiry found that ...
    06/28/2015 - 4:06 pm | View Link
  • CallPlus to axe Global Mode in deal to settle legal action
    The settlement has a downside for all parties in that it means the legality of services such as Global Mode that are designed to circumvent "geo-blocking" may now never be tested in court. The legality of those services has been described as a "grey area ...
    06/23/2015 - 4:32 pm | View Link
  • If VPN Sites Are Blocked In Australia, You Can Always Build Your Own
    The Australian Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull, has stated that the use of VPN technology by Australians to circumvent geo-blocking in the US, is not illegal under the Copyright Act. This is somewhat at odds however with the view of the ...
    04/21/2015 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Video Streaming Geo-Blocking Gets Workaround
    That’s because companies like Inc., Hulu and Netflix Inc. use a practice called “geo-blocking” to prevent people in one country from accessing content in another. The companies want to offer you their content, but they say legal and ...
    04/18/2015 - 2:36 am | View Link
  • The Australian Government Supports Geo-Blocking That Could Drive Up Video Games Prices
    In the document Australia is listed among those in support of restricting the sale of devices that enable Australians to circumvent geo-blocking. According to experts, the agreement has the potential to be ‘problematic’. “It’s pretty restrictive ...
    11/13/2013 - 2:18 pm | View Link
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    07/7/2015 - 9:01 am | View Website
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  • Netflix for NZ | Kiwiblog
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    07/6/2015 - 12:22 pm | View Website
  • Dodgers fans find ways around local blackout
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