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Geographically challenged

Published: Friday 2008-08-15.

The Internet is global, allowing the information to flow freely across borders? No, not quite. The international olympic committee has decided that moving pictures from the games, they can only be viewed from within the borders of the nation where the medium belongs. So, no matter if it is at Swedish National Television or Aftonbladet I try to watch a short clipping from Ara Abrahamian’s protest yesterday against corrupt judges (which I, unlike some think that he has all rights to do publically), I am not allowed to see anything, being here in Norway.

[The requested material can be viewed only within Sweden]
SVT does not want to show me anything…

[You do not meet the geographical requirements to view this clip]
…and neither does Aftonbladet.

I guess that I will have to put up a proxy on one of the machines in Sweden where I have an account if I am to watch them. The alternative is to watch it on TV, the cable TV companies here are allowed to redistribute Swedish TV, no matter what the international olympic committee have say about it.

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  • Date: 2008-08-16 18.50.10 CEST
  • Name: Mike
  • Posted from: ****************************

Yeah, it's soo frustrating. I live in Finland and I tried to watch Bolt's new world record at Aftonbladet. Fortunately youtube did the trick. Unfortunately I didn't find the clip about Ahlshammar...

It's a silly law by international olympic committee.

Det gick inte att se dessa sändningar i Sverige heller. Åtminstone inte via SVT's hemsida. Försökte flera gånger men fick fram samma meddelande som ovan.

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