Monday, May 01, 2006

The ABC divide

I was actually sort of looking forward to the free streaming experiment from ABC, despite it being ad supported content. I'd happily pay for shows ad-free via iTunes, if I could. But of course they aren't available outside the US. However it turns out that the ABC streams aren't available outside the US either, err, great! Again, so much for the global economy...


Why?

Update: As several people have pointed out, to view the shows all you need to do is go via a free proxy located somewhere inside the USA. Of course, it's presumably a violation of the DCMA to do that, so if you travel to the States, you might want to think seriously about not getting caught...