Is bypassing Geo-Blocked content illegal?

Downloads Severely Declining due to Streaming Services

Streaming is inarguably the most popular way for today’s users to access and watch videos. Services such as Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, Amazon, are and BBC iPlayer are causing a huge decline in downloading and file-sharing on the web. This […]

Is it illegal to bypass Region-Blocked Streaming content?

In short – this is grey area.

The thing is, there are different laws in different countries, and as a general rule you are not allowed to download restricted content. However, streaming content is a different story.
When you’re streaming, you’re […]

Your VPN Questions Answered – Is Changing Your Netflix Region Legal?

Amidst rumors that Netflix might be cracking down on users who hide their location in order to access movies and TV shows in different regions (Netflix is doing no such thing), many people began asking questions about VPN and […]

Netflix Denies Changing Policies Regarding VPN/DNS Users

Netflix is not available in all regions, and the regions that do have the service often have different content from country to country. For example while there are currently over 8,580 titles available on Netflix USA, the Canadian Netflix […]

Canadian Lawyer Specializing in Media Says Watching US Netflix in Canada Is Not Stealing

A debate concerning the legality of streaming U.S. Netflix in Canada arose in the wake of Simon Houpt’s article Even the Content Creators are Stealing Content (The Globe And Mail).

One of Houpt’s main arguments was that right holders for […]

Streaming vs Downloading

Streaming media is video and/or audio data transmitted for immediate playback rather than for file download and later (offline) playback.


Streaming is absolutely legal when you use licensed services like Netflix, Vudu, Hulu Plus, etc.
Downloading copyrighted content is illegal in […]