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European Union Commissioner pitches for abolishing geo-blocking

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The EU Commissioner Andrus Ansip is targeting an issue that lies at the core of the video streaming sites, movie and TV industries, who license content per location. The restrictions are demanded by content creators, who want to sell the streaming rights on a regional basis. To enforce these licenses, users from outside of the designated countries are blocked.

The Commissioner believes that this is an outdated concept which he likens to discrimination. If people want to pay for content, they should be able to, regardless of where they live.

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