riddle me this

James Knott james.knott-bJEeYj9oJeDQT0dZR+AlfA at public.gmane.org
Wed Dec 31 12:06:05 UTC 2008

teddymills wrote:
> I went to the PBS website and tried to view the online videos.
> However I got the message below.
> How the heck do they know I am in Canada?
> What are some ways to bypass this?
> /teddy
> PBS website says...
> We're sorry, but due to rights restrictions this program is only
> available for online viewing
> in the United States. You appear to be connected to the Internet from
> outside this area.
> If you feel that we have made a mistake in detecting your location,
> please send in your comments
> <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/programs/prog-form-gr.html>.
> For viewers in Canada who may support nearby public television
> stations in the United States,
> we appreciate your support but regrettably cannot legally offer this
> programming online outside
> the United States. If you would like to purchase "Lord of the Ants" on
> home video or DVD,
> please visit the WGBH Boston Video shop
> <http://shop.wgbh.org/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CatalogSearchResultView?storeId=11051&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&pageSize=20&searchText=lord+ants>

They know approximately where your IP address is located.

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