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Thread: BBC banned my IP

  1. #1
    meau
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    BBC banned my IP

    Hello

    I want to watch this BBC documentary with the iPlayer and it seems that
    when they detect an IP to be non UK they dont allow you to watch it.

    Other than finding a good UK proxy is it possible to get around this
    restriction?

    I am British citizen living abroad I paid my taxes there surely the BBC
    should show some respect.



  2. #2
    VanguardLH
    Guest

    Re: BBC banned my IP

    meau wrote:

    > Path: ...!auth.brown.octanews.com.POSTED!not-for-mail
    > Organization: individual.net


    Why are you lying in your Organization header as to through which NNTP
    provider you are posting?

    > I want to watch this BBC documentary with the iPlayer and it seems that
    > when they detect an IP to be non UK they dont allow you to watch it.


    And what would be the URL to that documentary (so OTHERS can test if
    your assumption is correct)? "The BBC" doesn't say WHERE you were.

    > Other than finding a good UK proxy is it possible to get around this
    > restriction?


    Probably not if this the cause of the restriction.

    > I am British citizen living abroad I paid my taxes there surely the BBC
    > should show some respect.


    Why would the BBC care anything about you your paying taxes?

  3. #3
    Tim Jackson
    Guest

    Re: BBC banned my IP

    VanguardLH wrote:
    > meau wrote:
    >
    >> Path: ...!auth.brown.octanews.com.POSTED!not-for-mail
    >> Organization: individual.net

    >
    > Why are you lying in your Organization header as to through which NNTP
    > provider you are posting?
    >
    >> I want to watch this BBC documentary with the iPlayer and it seems that
    >> when they detect an IP to be non UK they dont allow you to watch it.

    >
    > And what would be the URL to that documentary (so OTHERS can test if
    > your assumption is correct)? "The BBC" doesn't say WHERE you were.
    >
    >> Other than finding a good UK proxy is it possible to get around this
    >> restriction?

    >
    > Probably not if this the cause of the restriction.
    >
    >> I am British citizen living abroad I paid my taxes there surely the BBC
    >> should show some respect.

    >
    > Why would the BBC care anything about you your paying taxes?


    The BBC is funded by the television licence fee in the UK, which is to
    all intents and purposes a tax levied on all television users.
    Presumably as an ex-pat you are not paying the licence fee. So why
    should you have access to the BBC's output? I don't know if it is true,
    but it does not seem unreasonable. They do provide radio output free of
    charge to overseas listeners, both on short-wave and on the internet.


    Tim Jackson

  4. #4
    VanguardLH
    Guest

    Re: BBC banned my IP

    Tim Jackson wrote:

    > VanguardLH wrote:
    >> meau wrote:
    >>
    >>> Path: ...!auth.brown.octanews.com.POSTED!not-for-mail
    >>> Organization: individual.net

    >>
    >> Why are you lying in your Organization header as to through which NNTP
    >> provider you are posting?
    >>
    >>> I want to watch this BBC documentary with the iPlayer and it seems that
    >>> when they detect an IP to be non UK they dont allow you to watch it.

    >>
    >> And what would be the URL to that documentary (so OTHERS can test if
    >> your assumption is correct)? "The BBC" doesn't say WHERE you were.
    >>
    >>> Other than finding a good UK proxy is it possible to get around this
    >>> restriction?

    >>
    >> Probably not if this the cause of the restriction.
    >>
    >>> I am British citizen living abroad I paid my taxes there surely the BBC
    >>> should show some respect.

    >>
    >> Why would the BBC care anything about you your paying taxes?

    >
    > The BBC is funded by the television licence fee in the UK, which is to
    > all intents and purposes a tax levied on all television users.
    > Presumably as an ex-pat you are not paying the licence fee. So why
    > should you have access to the BBC's output? I don't know if it is true,
    > but it does not seem unreasonable. They do provide radio output free of
    > charge to overseas listeners, both on short-wave and on the internet.
    >
    > Tim Jackson


    I went digging around to watch videos and search on "documentary" and
    those played for me (where I'm in the USA). So knowing what is the URL
    to the blocked material might help in determining why it was blocked.
    It didn't look like the OP was sure as to why he couldn't get the
    content and merely guessed it was an IP region restriction.

  5. #5
    Jim Watt
    Guest

    Re: BBC banned my IP

    On Sat, 19 Jul 2008 23:39:05 +0200, meau <uhuuu@spam> wrote:

    >Hello
    >
    >I want to watch this BBC documentary with the iPlayer and it seems that
    >when they detect an IP to be non UK they dont allow you to watch it.
    >
    >Other than finding a good UK proxy is it possible to get around this
    >restriction?
    >
    >I am British citizen living abroad I paid my taxes there surely the BBC
    >should show some respect.



    This is not a computer security issue

    It is a rights issue. The BBC may not own the rights
    to show this programme outside the UK so they restrict
    access to their programming to IP's geographically
    located in the UK.

    Similarly they restrict their satellite broadcasting to
    transponders that in theory only give coverage of the UK

    You can subscribe to services that get round this as
    the chances of finding an open proxy you can use are
    low.

    If you maintain a UK address, you can always install
    your own streaming equipment there and watch terrestial
    UK television via the Internet.

    www.slingmedia.com/

    There again most of it is rubbish anyway.


    --
    Jim Watt
    http://www.gibnet.com

  6. #6
    Juergen Nieveler
    Guest

    Re: BBC banned my IP

    Tim Jackson <tim@tim-jackson.co.uk> wrote:

    > The BBC is funded by the television licence fee in the UK, which is to
    > all intents and purposes a tax levied on all television users.


    But it's only levied on TV users IN THE UK. So, anybody abroad isn't
    paying TV license fees to the UK, and hence cannot expect to watch
    their contents.

    Lucky bastards... in Germany we have to pay TV licenses, too, but
    EVERYBODY can watch the programms. Then again - it's German television,
    free might still be too much ;-)

    Juergen Nieveler
    --
    Teamwork is essential. It gives the enemy someone else to shoot at.

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