American TV shows you could watch for free on the Internet - if it weren't because of Lock Proxy. Is it legal to circumvent this? We will tell you whether or not you can watch the series on fox.com, Hulu.com and co., with a clear Conscience.
Proxy lock bypass: how it works
The principle of Proxy-Lock is actually quite simple:
US channels such as FOX have the rights to the Videos only for the American market. Therefore, Proxy blocking, Block Internet users from other countries access to the Film.
If you try on one of the Clips to access, your IP address and access denied.
Bypass the lock by returning to first a American Server, and then, under his American IP address, surfing, and the corresponding Video can be selected.
This works with many anonymizing programs - for example, the free Tools "goal" and "ProxMate".
Streaming is legal
While the Stream is classified by series and Videos of many lawyers as legal, is the Download of such Videos illegal.
The right to private copy is no longer working when Downloading - also the opinion of the media-rights lawyer Christian Solmecke. When Streaming, the Video is not deleted automatically from the temporary folder, when you Download of course.
But the way the Proxy is allowed to Lock?
Proxy-lock-bypass - is this legal?
In the German copyright act (UrhG), there is the article 95a "protection of technological measures". The States in the first section:
"Effective technical measures for the protection of a [...] protected work [may] not be circumvented".
The prevailing view among lawyers is, however, that the protection of a Proxy lock is not effective With different Tools, the lock is a deal after all, children easily.
The Proxy shall Terminate after the current state of knowledge, be legally bypassed state so.
However, a breach of the General terms and conditions (GTC) may be an American website. In which it is said namely always that you need to be on American territory.
Consequences by the terms and conditions-fracture, however, are not to be expected. In the worst case, the sites could be blocking the operator their IP address. However, this is not different from real American users.
Alternative Video platforms, which is definitely legal, we will provide you here before.