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New Zealand ISP's anti-geoblocking service makes waves

angry tapir (1463043) writes | about 2 months ago

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angry tapir (1463043) writes "New Zealanders and Australians are often blocked from using cheap streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu and instead at the mercy of local content monopolies for popular shows such as Game of Thrones. However a New Zealand ISP Slingshot has caused a stir by making a previously opt-in service called 'Global Mode' a default for its customers. The new service means that people in NZ don't need to bother with VPNs or setting up proxies if they want to sign up to Netflix — they can just visit the site. The service has also caused a stir in Australia where the high price for digital goods, such as movies from the iTunes store, is a constant source of irritation for consumers"
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Geo-Location is evil (1)

nosfucious (157958) | about 2 months ago | (#47398127)

Geo location and pricing differentials are evil.

Big companies want freedom to move labour and taxes to lowest cost countries. Ok, but then consumers should have the same rights to do the same.

What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

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