geoblocking


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geoblocking

Preventing users from viewing websites and downloading applications and media based on location. Used by countries to block foreign material as well as by movie and TV studios to restrict viewing to specific regions, geoblocking is accomplished by excluding targeted Internet addresses (see IP address).
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The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached a political agreement to end unjustified geoblocking in November 2017.
The music industry has argued that extending the geoblocking ban to copyright-protected content could lead to a waterbed effect -- pushing up prices in areas that are cheaper now.
64) Geoblocking can also be used to protect authorised channels of distribution.
KeyOS, he said, provides management with complete user, credential and payment instrument management, an eWallet for all new users with secure credit card transactions, real-time transactional reports and invoicing, license delivery and status for all content and users, flexible business model management, granular license profile management, as well as geoblocking.
Under Estonias helm, the European Union has become more connected, with for example the construction of the high-speed 5G internet connection, the end of geoblocking and the EUs first electronic signature.
The music industry welcomed the exemption, saying that to include such services in the geoblocking proposal would be "a serious blow for cultural diversity.
Besides enabling worldwide OTT distribution of live channels and VOD content on multiple screens in HD quality, such an objective entails that the service include satellite downlink for channel acquisition as well as geoblocking for rights management control, with token and domain authentication services to secure the rich media and proprietary content.
Some subscribers bypass the geolocation restriction of the company by using virtual private networks or other tools that provide geoblocking.
Delivering on the Digital Single Market and Single Market strategies, on 25 May 2016 the Commission presented a three-pronged plan to boost e-commerce by tackling geoblocking (for which a political agreement was reached on 21 November), making cross-border parcel delivery more affordable and by improving consumer protection through better consumer law enforcement (fully adopted on 12 December).
Netflix issued a statement on Monday, saying that the practice of accessing Netflix through geoblocking tools has always been against its policy.
umbrellaCDN also offers the opportunity to centralise content geoblocking to manage the sending of replacement content and the modeling of quotas.
Content providers can engage in geoblocking for objectively justified reasons, such as to deal with VAT issues or certain public interest legal provisions.