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Standard User baby_frogmella
(experienced) Fri 03-May-13 18:55:45
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Legal to watch footy on geographically restricted websites?


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As i had sky sports only for footy, i cancelled my sky sub last year and instead subscribed to Abu Dhabi sports TV and Al Jazeera sports websites to watch premier league and champions league/other footie respectively and saved a small fortune in the process. Obviously i have to use a VPN (overplay) to access these websites - in the case of AJ you need a vpn to sign up. But does anyone know what the 'law' is re: watching geographically restricted content via a vpn? If it is illegal surely the likes of Unotelly, unblock us, overplay etc would have been shut down a long time ago?

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Edited by baby_frogmella (Fri 03-May-13 20:34:26)

Standard User baby_frogmella
(experienced) Sun 30-Jun-13 17:16:38
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Re: Legal to watch footy on geographically restricted websit


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Coliseum sports in New Zealand will be offering a full season pass for all premier league games for ~ £75...however live streaming will be geo-locked to New Zealand so you will need either a NZ ip address or use an unblocking DNS service such as Overplay's SmartDNS.
http://www.3news.co.nz/English-Premier-League-201314...
http://www.premierleaguepass.com/
https://www.overplay.net/smartdns/setup.php

Say goodbye to your Sky Sports subscription without the risk of police knocking on your door smile

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Edited by baby_frogmella (Sun 30-Jun-13 17:41:23)

Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 30-Jun-13 18:34:19
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Do the police now deal with copyright or licence exclusivity infringement?

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Standard User baby_frogmella
(experienced) Sun 30-Jun-13 18:52:26
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I was just kidding mate smile

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Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Fri 13-Sep-13 14:19:19
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Re: Legal to watch footy on geographically restricted websit


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Presumably it is against the Ts&Cs of the hosting service itself as they are region locked for a reason - otherwise why would they both to region lock in the first place?

The rights to the football will have included restrictions on region. This is implemented by those who are then providing the service and presumably they have to show somehow that they are implementing those blocks. If they get lots of people bypassing the blocks then presumably they may have their license to use the content revoked.

Whether you are liable under UK law is something I can't answer but I would be fairly sure you are in breach of the terms of the service you are accessing. Although, looking at Al Jazeera's Ts&Cs they are governed under English law and use English law courts despite England not being a country that they advertise as providing service to.

Edited by ian72 (Fri 13-Sep-13 14:20:39)

Standard User francisuk25
(newbie) Fri 03-Jan-14 21:26:41
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In reply to a post by ian72:
Presumably it is against the Ts&Cs of the hosting service itself as they are region locked for a reason - otherwise why would they both to region lock in the first place?

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