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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Geoblocking cuts people off from global markets and international communications just as effectively as government censorship.
As (https://censoredplanet.org/) a team of internet freedom researchers , my colleagues (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=YHAxUZQAAAAJ&hl=en) and I investigated the (https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3278552) mechanics of geoblocking , including where geoblocking is happening, what content was being blocked and how websites were practicing geoblocking.
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.
The episode of the The Daily Show featuring Roivas is not available for viewing in Estonia yet as a result of geoblocking.
But, because European countries frequently use geoblocking techniques, not every citizen in every country has access to all of the copyrighted content they want.
* Creating a European digital economy with long-term growth potential Providing better access requires facilitating cross-border e-commerce; eliminating the discrimination resulting from geoblocking, which is denying use of online services based on geography; and modernizing copyright law to balance content creators' rights with users' rights.
(64) Geoblocking can also be used to protect authorised channels of distribution.
The second part draws up an inventory of available video-on-demand (VOD) platforms available in Belgium and aimed at the Belgian audience--either through geographical confines, such as geoblocking, or through cultural means, such as language and specific content.
He also advised utilizing tools to block traffic that can be identified as malicious, including geoblocking and whitelisting and blacklisting certain traffic origins.
The European Commission said its law would stop "geoblocking" where companies limit access to their websites based on user location, often forcing customers to use versions based in their own country, sometimes with higher prices.