When YouTube introduced YouTube Shows, I was flying and happy beyond imagination. Soon I come to know that most of the shows are not available to Sri Lankan users.
I was so annoyed. I wonder why YouTube shows the shows that are not available to our region. When you click on a video, it’ll return an error message saying “This video is not available in your country due to copyright restrictions”.
When I asked from Google, this is their answer….
Some YouTube content partners choose to make their videos available only to certain countries. For instance, they may only have the licensing rights for a particular region. On occasion, YouTube does block specific content in order to comply with local laws in countries where YouTube has been launched. For instance, certain Nazi imagery is unlawful in parts of Europe.
They block the videos based on IP address. Since our IP address shows that we’re coming from Sri Lanka, YouTube will display above message to us.
Even to most of the European users, it’s the same story. I was digging in net and came across this wonderful Proxy.
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