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Speaker: We don’t make the rules, we're just trying to play by them

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  • Alfie,

    The Herald reports that Sky, TVNZ, MediaWorks and Lightbox have won their battle to restrict New Zealander's access to offshore streaming services.

    New Zealand internet service providers offering customers "back door" access to streaming web content will stop offering those services from September in a deal cut with broadcasters who were taking them to court.

    Pay-TV operator Sky Network Television today said it has dropped legal proceedings against the ISPs after reaching a settlement, which will see the 'global mode' unavailable in New Zealand from September 1.

    VPNs however remain untouched.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1387 posts Report Reply

  • Moz, in reply to Alfie,

    VPNs however remain untouched.

    I dunno what you're talking about. I am on holiday in Britanada right now, using a VPN is beyond my ability... watching iPlayer while recording a Canadian music show for later consumption.

    One geoblocking trick that really grumps me is when publishers buy the rights to distribute an ebook here then block us from buying it because we're not big enough to be worth while. FFS, we're big enough to be worth actively blocking us, the "effort" to unblock us is surely not too huge.

    Sydney, West Island • Since Nov 2006 • 1198 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Moz,

    when publishers buy the rights to distribute an ebook here then block us from buying it

    that behaviour ought to be prohibited.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19688 posts Report Reply

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