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Posted 8/29/17 , edited 8/29/17
Hey there,

Do you guys ecourage us to use VPN?
Because even one of the oldest anime like Fullmetal Alchemist is now.
Sorry, due to licensing limitations, videos are unavailable in your region.

Any thoughts?
I might be one of those that already posted something like a hundred times.
Not that mad but slightly pissed off ^^

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Posted 8/29/17 , edited 8/29/17

Godarita wrote:

Hey there,

Do you guys ecourage us to use VPN?
Because even one of the oldest anime like Fullmetal Alchemist is now.
Sorry, due to licensing limitations, videos are unavailable in your region.

Any thoughts?
I might be one of those that already posted something like a hundred times.
Not that mad but slightly pissed off ^^



Use of VPN to circumvent the region restriction is against Terms of Service.

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Posted 8/29/17 , edited 8/29/17

Godarita wrote:

Hey there,

Do you guys ecourage us to use VPN?
Because even one of the oldest anime like Fullmetal Alchemist is now.
Sorry, due to licensing limitations, videos are unavailable in your region.

Any thoughts?
I might be one of those that already posted something like a hundred times.
Not that mad but slightly pissed off ^^



As mentioned by lorreen. Not a good idea.

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Posted 8/29/17 , edited 8/30/17
I'm sorry, the internet and technology is another world to me, whats this...VPN?
Posted 8/29/17 , edited 8/30/17

LunaTakimoto wrote:


Godarita wrote:

Hey there,

Do you guys ecourage us to use VPN?
Because even one of the oldest anime like Fullmetal Alchemist is now.
Sorry, due to licensing limitations, videos are unavailable in your region.

Any thoughts?
I might be one of those that already posted something like a hundred times.
Not that mad but slightly pissed off ^^



As mentioned by lorreen. Not a good idea.



I don't 'encourage' the use of VPNs for the reason of passing yourself as a CR user from America but geoblocking is fucked.
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Posted 9/2/17 , edited 9/2/17
This problem exists due to the licensing process, which only give you the right to show a certain show in a certain country/district.
Meaining you have to get the right for every region, which sometimes can be hard since not just crunchyroll tries to accomplish this.
Also cost is a reason too.

You can't really blame crunchyroll for it, since without geoblocking they wouldn't be allowed to show most of the shows or risk being charged.

You can just hope that licensing will change sometimes in the future or that crunchyroll gets more succesful getting all rights.
Same goes for netflix and so on. All this streaming serves have to use geoblocking and with that prohibit the use of vpn.

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