Fyi, CRTC does not control content blocking.Hiredgoon416 wrote: ↑Jan 31st, 2018 11:50 pmHey, can I get Hulu , Vudu , YouTube TV, HBO now (properly) , etc etc etc etc etc? No, no I can't. I am willing to pay, but the services are not available due to these companies and the CRTC. Until then, pirate.
Also, anyone who is totally black and white on this...is setting up monopolies, false advertising, outright stealing from customers, and manipulation of the government really legal?
Why is content blocked?
Like many Canadians, you probably watch movies and TV shows, and listen to music online, using a computer, tablet or smartphone. But when the content you want isn’t available because of geoblocking, it can be frustrating. And it’s not something the CRTC controls.
Geoblocking is a way of restricting what you can view or listen to online based on your geographic location. It is used to limit access to films, TV shows, and music based on copyright and licensing requirements.
For example, if a Canadian broadcaster pays a fee to air a program or musical selection in Canada, and the website where you are watching or listening to the content hasn’t bought those same rights, then you won’t be able to access the content on that site. It doesn’t matter where the site originates; if you are in Canada, and the site hasn’t bought Canadian rights, then the content may be geoblocked in your location.
In Canada, services that broadcast or stream content online don't need a licence. Whether you can view or listen to content on a site is based on distribution rights.