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BBC Iplayer being blocked

Postby Paul ZKTV » Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:42 pm

the BBC have now started a campaign to cut those using a VPN outside the home territory

“We regularly make updates to our technology to help prevent access to BBC iPlayer from outside the UK which breaks our terms of use,BBC iPlayer is freely available to users across the UK without a VPN” a BBC spokesperson says¨

BBC is also responding to customer complaints with the following email.
“You have reported that your IP address is incorrectly being recognised as outside of the UK when using BBC iPlayer. However we cannot support users using VPN networks as we cannot be confident of the location of the end user. This is because our database will give us the location of the associated VPN or proxy server, rather than of the actual end user. For this reason our Geo IP database will block access to UK-restricted content.”


“Let the game of whack-an-IP begin,” TorGuard’s Ben van der Pelt says
TorGuard is hugely disappointed with BBC’s broad blockade, and the fact that the broadcaster is willingly
throwing many legitimate consumers under the bus.

Earlier this year the BBC shut down its international version of iPlayer. This allowed people from oversees to access it for a small fee

Switzerland is the only country in europe to break the BBC blockade in a famous case in 2007
http://www.nzz.ch/keine-chance-fuer-bbc-1.561610

From the Federal Court fel. Lausanne, September 27 A television companies can only prevent the spread of his broadcasts via kabel TV networks, if the programs are encrypted. The results from a new judgment of the Federal Court in the dispute over the programs BBC 1,2 BBC 4 and BBC CBeebies.British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the Swiss copyright collecting society Swissperform had before the Zurich High Court requires that the kabel TV network will prohibit the mentioned British programs under threat of punishment. The Cantonal Court dismissed the action, however, on 23 February 2007 from, and the Federal Court has now confirmed this decision.In unanimously judgment it is first determined that BBC broadcasting companies banning can not enforce
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