The main reason it's geoblocked is because the rights have been granted to someone else in that geographic location or they are trying to arrange such.Myself sometimes I use VPN to access content from Europe which is free but geoblocked.
That's pure BS, that's like saying WNLO can air Murdoch Mysteries because it's "free" where they get it.Of course one other major difference is that pirates are stealing programming that costs money everywhere, whereas someone using a VPN to obtain otherwise free programming is on quite different moral ground.
We'll have to disagree then. Someone who purchases a box to watch stolen programming on the web is different. Yes, both people are guilty of theft, however, it's like comparing someone who walks into a store and leaves with everything in the store with someone who takes a pack of chewing gum. Both are theft, but there is a difference.Using a vpn to get "free programming" is no different than torrenting/streaming.
So its OK to take 1 item ? Is the limit 2, 3 or 100.?Both are theft, but there is a difference.
I will call BS... Think about what you stated..The average man in the street has not heard of a VPN, so obtaining one and using it implies some kind of pre-meditation, a bit like going equipped for a burglary, you now have the tools to carry out the theft.
Lumping torrenting and streaming together is deceptive as well. Torrenting involves both uploading and downloading of content whereas streaming is typically just downloading. The uploading of copyrighted content is considered to be much more serious and carries greater civil and criminal penalties than simply downloading.Using a vpn to get "free programming" is no different than torrenting/streaming.
I thought of the speeding analogy too late last night after I had turned my computer off, however, the comparison would be more like doing 61 in a 60 vs doing 240 in a 60.So its OK to take 1 item ? Is the limit 2, 3 or 100.?
If they are both theft, then theft it is. It is like saying doing 61 in a 60 zone is OK but 62 is speeding.
The US has a long history of politically motivated slander and illegal actions. Every time a US politician wants to shore up their voter base they blame Canada, Mexico or China and institute trade barriers that are often illegal under international law or contravene trade agreements. The current US administration has raised this to the highest levels in recent history. They want to tear down NAFTA and any other trade agreement they can to appease US voters. They doing this by unjustly blaming other Canada for their problems instead of instituting less popular domestic reforms. Canada has fought many illegal tariffs the US has directed at Canada and won most of the cases. This is just another in a long list of accusations levied by US politicians that are trying to bully Canada into conceding to their will.As Reuters reports, the increased criticism of Canada came as its foreign minister “was locked in intense negotiations” with USTR over updating the North American Free Trade Agreement. Washington has demanded that a modernization of the 1994 pact include stronger IP protections.