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Is it legal ? - Accessing U.S. channels using VPN and other IP Tunnelling technology in Australia


The legality of accessing the U.S. channels from Australia using VPN and other IP tunnelling technology, had been an interesting topic for all our streaming fans, including many bystanders out there, to discuss and find out the answer.

Our Communication Priminister Malcolm Turnball however, had commented and helped clarify in this space - see in his view of the "geoblocking" topic: http://www.malcolmturnbull.com.au/policy-faqs/online-copyright-infringement-faqs#VPN You may want to jump to the section below, where the minister did provide his view on this topic: ... Q: Many Australians use a VPN to access Netflix in the US. Is it illegal for me to use a VPN to access Netflix? "The Copyright Act does not make it illegal to use a VPN to access overseas content. While content providers often have in place international commercial arrangements to protect copyright in different countries or regions, which can result in ‘geoblocking’, circumventing this is not illegal under the Copyright Act." ...

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