22 July 2015

You gotta bend a little ...

The Times reports:
More than 60 million people outside the UK have been exploiting internet loopholes to watch BBC iPlayer free of charge, according to research, suggesting that the corporation could make millions by charging overseas viewers in countries such as China.
The BBC’s online catch-up service is funded from the licence fee and so is “geo-restricted”, making it accessible only to viewers within the UK.
GlobalWebIndex, the research company, conducted interviews with more than 47,000 people around the world and estimated from their responses that 65 million people outside Britain use proxy servers or virtual private networks, known as VPNs, which can hide their location and allow them access to the iPlayer.
What?  Me?  I'm a licence payer ...

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