Consumers not breaching copyright by circumventing Geolock contents with VPN in Australia

netflix usGood news for Australian consumers who uses VPN to bypass Geolock to access contents such as Netflix. The Productivity Commision of Australia feels that it is legal for consumers to bypass using VPN. The Productivity Commission report argued that the Federal Government needs to send a clear message that it is not an infringement of copyright for consumers to evade geoblocking technology

In a draft report that urges a major overhaul of intellectual property laws, the commission found that geoblocking technology is “pervasive” and means Australians are offered a lower level of digital services at a higher price.

The report concluded that Australian consumers should be able to access overseas streaming services like Netflix without the fear of infringing copyright laws, and that the answer to piracy is not “big brother enforcement”.

Source ABC Australia