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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  • European Commission’s Legislative Proposal on Unjustified Geo-Blocking
    in the context of the application of this Regulation, they disrupt the proper functioning of the internal market and they may be used to circumvent the provisions of this regulation.”
    06/21/2016 - 5:45 am | 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 blocks proxy services from PayPal
    PayPal’s recent statement to CBC News seems to back up this claim. “Certain businesses that actively promote their services as a means to circumvent copyright restrictions and violate intellectual property laws.” Unblock-Us, a VPN/DNS service ...
    02/17/2016 - 8:18 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
  • Netflix geo-blocking crackdown hits PayPal customers
    Some have speculated the company will only target VPN and DNS proxy providers that explicitly market themselves as tools to circumvent geo-blocking. UnoTelly is one such service – it's in the name. Fairfax Media contacted several VPN providers about the ...
    02/10/2016 - 6:21 am | View Link
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  • Denied the right to watch TV online? You've been geo ...
    Say you want to watch that Saturday Night Live sketch you missed last week. You know – the funny one. You're in Toronto, sitting in front of your powerful new ...
    06/28/2016 - 7:37 pm | View Website
  • Netflix geo-blocking crackdown hits PayPal customers
    Payments provider severs its service with Canada's UnoTelly, even though customers could be using the VPN provider for privacy or security reasons.
    06/28/2016 - 3:12 pm | View Website
  • 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!
    06/28/2016 - 10:18 am | 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.
    06/28/2016 - 5:54 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 ...
    06/26/2016 - 6:53 am | View Website
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