Watching latest TV shows and movies via the internet is oh so much better than free to air or even cable TV. But here in Australia we often still get the shaft, thanks to licensing dictating what we can view downunder. There are legally grey ways around it of course, but now there is also an entire new ISP getting in on the action.
Australian users have been streaming services such as Netflix long before it was officially available thanks to a variety of VPN and Smart DNS services.
What Yournet has done is simplify the whole geoblock circumventing process and let’s you access whatever content you want, without any extra steps.
The problem is that it’s a bit of a grey area legally and most terms and conditions for use specifically prohibit using any sort of method to bypass Geoblocking.
Of course streaming services don't seem inclined to actually stop the practice as it makes them money, but that could change.
Bypassing a geoblock is also a bit of a tricky situation legally, depending on how you interpret the Australian Copyright act.
Basically it’s illegal to access content that has "Technological Protection Measures" but there is some argument over whether or not that applies to bypassing a geoblock.
Yournet claim the service is 100% legal, but of course the providers of online media may have something to say about how you access it.
We have reached out to find out more information on the 100% legal claim and will keep this post updated with new information.
It’s also worth noting that Yournet is against piracy and is not a service designed to facilitate that sort of copyright infringement.
Yournet also promises the best streaming experience, without congestion that can be an issue with some ISPs.
So how much will this all cost when it becomes available in August?
$129.95 a month, for unlimited data on ADSL 2+.
Not cheap, and certainly more expensive than buying your own VPN or Smart DNS. It remains to be seen of course if the no congestion claims are true, but for the right user it could be a decent deal, legalities aside.