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Hulu Now Blocking VPN Users Over Piracy Concerns
by Karl Bode 01:00PM Monday Apr 28 2014 Tipped by newview See Profile
With Hulu's owners being Comcast NBC, Viacom and Disney, it's probably not particularly surprising to see news that Hulu is now blocking VPN users over "piracy" concerns. Hulu has quietly implemented an IP blocklist for all of the major VPN providers, primarily as a way to block people outside the United States from watching broadcast content. Unfortunately, the block has also stopped U.S. users who use VPNs around the clock to protect privacy from accessing the service. “We have an existing relationship with Hulu and are reaching out to them directly to see what we can do about fixing this issue," states Andrew Lee, CEO of Private Internet Access.

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Re: From a copyright point of view, it might make sense, but not privacy

I say let them shoot themselves in the foot. They must be confident that there won't be a significant loss of revenue due to this. Something tells me they'll be in for a little bit of a surprise.