Why would Sky or TVNZ be in control of where you are allowed to go on the Internet? If you want to pay to access a streaming service in another country to get content that TVNZ (say) have local broadcasting rights to, why should you be stopped?
And if there is a company that helps you do this a little easier, are they assisting your parallel import or assisting you to breaching copyright?
Four New Zealand media companies recently joined forces to flex their collective muscles against Call Plus-owned media companies Orcon, Slingshot and Bypass Network services.
The ”Big Four” claim the companies are breaching copyright and operating outside the law by providing customers access to otherwise blocked international TV and movie services.
The companies have threatened legal action by way of ”cease and desist” letters sent to the alleged copyright infringers, who at this stage appear to be standing firm on the legality of their unblocking services. Read more »