said by Chellspecker:
I just thought of a better solution: Netflix, why not go against the grain and just give us all the same content, big entertainment corporations be damned? All these workarounds for completely outdated geographically-based copyright and media access laws are getting tiresome and expensive.
They'd be hit with so many simultaneous lawsuits that they'd be vaporized. The way the antiquated model works, I believe this would pretty much be piracy on their part.
I gave unblock-us a try yesterday. Global have changed the Flash version on their web site, which means that I can no longer watch TV episodes using my Boxee Box. Using unblock-us I was able to watch them off the CBS web site (weird thing is that I got a few Canadian ads during the two shows I watched - not sure how the hell that happened). I didn't notice any particular problem while streaming. Not sure if I'll sign up right away since just about every season ended this week or last. I might wait until the fall, by which time the issue with Global may have been resolved (assuming Adobe finally update Flash Player for Linux CE...)