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EU Digital Single Market plan: We will compromise fast, and compromise early

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I live in the EU out side the UK. I have a house in the UK and when there I willingly pay for digital content, in addition to the TV licence. When out of the UK I have to circumvent geo-locking if I want any sort of watchable video.

I am made a lesser or greater pirate by this, your views may vary.

There are only two reasons that I can see for geo-locking:

1. To preserve local culture.

2. To maximize profit of large media companies.

If I am willing to pay for UK content and do not watch the really dire TV here, what has anyone gained by forcing irregular or illegal activity on me.

Go Ansip, go!

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