Geo-location technology can be used to block online content within a specified area in the world, thereby allowing for differences in national laws.
The order requires Facebook, Twitter and Google to remove certain content globally, based on it being defamatory under India’s local law.
When a website blocks access, it sometimes delivers a notice saying so.
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Private companies – many based in the US – are blocking access to their websites from particular countries around the world. It’s contributing to a splintering of the global internet.
Copyright is currently skewed in favour of producers, not consumers.
The Productivity Commission’s report into copyright reform will be good for the public, good for innovation and good for Australia.
Nine’s new online streaming service means it can reach beyond its metro boundaries, and regional broadcasters are not happy.
The rise on live streaming of television programs is breaking down the protected geographical barriers on what you can watch, and the regional broadcasters are not happy.
Australians have circumvented geo-blocking restrictions to subscribe to Netflix.
In recent months there have been many reports of Australians covertly signing up for the US streaming service Netflix, using fake postcodes and software workarounds to fool its geo-blocking system. One…
Location-restricted services are becoming ever easier to access, wherever you live.
So you sit down in front of your computer to catch the latest episode of Doctor Who directly from BBC’s iPlayer, and you are greeted by an error message informing you that the program will play only in…