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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  • Quickflix losses deepen as Netflix Australia launch looms - ZDNet
    ... with customers in the local market signing up to the service using a virtual private network to circumvent geo-blocking on the platform.
    03/1/2015 - 10:19 am | View Link
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  • Hulu cracks down on geo-blocking tricks
    If you’re in the US, you’ll need to disable your anonymizer to access videos on Hulu.” There are numerous ways to circumvent geo-blocking and at the moment Hulu only seems to target well-known VPNs and their related IP addresses. The move by Hulu ...
    04/28/2014 - 4:57 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
  • 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 ...
    11/13/2013 - 1:42 pm | View Link
  • Australian iTunes prices up to 67% more expensive than US
    An Australian parliament committee has found that Australian iTunes music prices are sometimes 67% more expensive than the US - and recommends consumers should have greater rights to circumvent geo-blocking of digital music. The findings come from a 12 ...
    07/30/2013 - 4:18 am | View Link
  • The 'Australia tax' is real, geo-blocking to stop
    the committee suggested that the federal government look at options to educate the nation on how to "circumvent geo-blocking mechanisms in order to access cheaper legitimate goods". The report said that such education should look at the tools and ...
    07/28/2013 - 5:03 pm | View Link
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  • What is a VPN Account? Offers Internet Privacy, Security ...
    Buy a VPN account & access blocked websites as well as bypass GEO restrictions in countries such as UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, KSA, China & many more
    03/28/2015 - 11:58 am | View Website
  • How to Bypass or Block Websites | eHow
    How to Bypass or Block Websites. You may need to direct your browser to block certain websites if you deem the website to be inappropriate. Inappropriate ...
    03/27/2015 - 4:52 pm | View Website
  • 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.
    03/27/2015 - 1:15 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 ...
    03/26/2015 - 4:32 pm | View Website
  • Can't access NetFlix? Here's how to get Netflix overseas
    Travelling in Thailand, going outback in Australia, or exploring Europe, and crave the familiarity of Netflix? Here's how to watch your fav shows overseas
    03/26/2015 - 3:21 pm | View Website
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