Ronny Lam

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The United Internet World

We live in a world where almost anything is connected by the internet. But some content is still only available to a small part of that internet. BBC iPlayer only works within the UK, checked by the ip-address. Netflix can only be viewed within the US, checked by ip-address, “residential” address and credit card. And Amazon sells some ebooks only to certain places, checked only by “residential” address. These companies, or their author righting governments, just ask to be played with. Especially with geeks building ip-tunnels round the globe. While this is not a problem for me, I still think every internet citizen should have the right to consume all the content. So please, loosen those author rights.