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Watching films on the internet legally

Post by olivia242 » Sun, 21 Jul 2013 9:10 pm

does anyone know how I can watch films streamed from the internet legally in singapore? Is there an equivalent to netflix? I don't mind paying a few dollars to watch something.

Thanks.

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Post by nakatago » Sun, 21 Jul 2013 9:51 pm

Do a search for VPN and Hulu/Netflix/BBC iplayer. The topic has come up before.
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Post by durain » Tue, 23 Jul 2013 6:44 pm

for free, you can get some classic old movies from youtube.

for money, you need to sign up and get a proxy if it is outside singapore.

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Post by PNGMK » Tue, 23 Jul 2013 8:32 pm

Myrepublic offer a teleport service. I watched (presumably legally) the BBC today and some Hulu stuff last night.

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Post by nutnut » Tue, 23 Jul 2013 8:36 pm

Viewqwest also do Viewqwest TV, has Hulu, BBC, etc on apple tv type device running android. but, you need their fibre broadband services.
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Post by zzm9980 » Tue, 23 Jul 2013 9:19 pm

PNGMK wrote:Myrepublic offer a teleport service. I watched (presumably legally) the BBC today and some Hulu stuff last night.
I would not be surprised if you're breaking US or UK law by doing this, or using VPNs, to circumvent copyright controls. But freak them.

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Post by rdueej » Tue, 23 Jul 2013 9:43 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
PNGMK wrote:Myrepublic offer a teleport service. I watched (presumably legally) the BBC today and some Hulu stuff last night.
I would not be surprised if you're breaking US or UK law by doing this, or using VPNs, to circumvent copyright controls. But freak them.
There are no broad laws that I am aware of. However, in most cases, it would be in violation of the terms of use of the particular service itself.

For example, at Netflix
https://signup.netflix.com/TermsOfUse#limitations
... You may not circumvent, remove, alter, deactivate, degrade or thwart any of the content protections in the Netflix service. ...
You could interpret VPN services or DNS modifications as actions with intent to circumvent the content protection systems.

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Post by zzm9980 » Tue, 23 Jul 2013 11:16 pm

rdueej wrote: There are no broad laws that I am aware of.

I was thinking of the DCMA in the US and its Anti-Circumvention provisions.

http://chillingeffects.org/anticircumvention/faq.cgi

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-circ ... s_Controls
Circumvention of Access Controls[edit]
Section 103 (17 U.S.C Sec. 1201(a)(1)) of the DMCA states:
No person shall circumvent a technological measure that effectively controls access to a work protected under this title.
The Act defines what it means in Section 1201(a)(3):
(3) As used in this subsection—

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Post by zzm9980 » Tue, 23 Jul 2013 11:17 pm

rdueej wrote: For example, at Netflix
https://signup.netflix.com/TermsOfUse#limitations
... You may not circumvent, remove, alter, deactivate, degrade or thwart any of the content protections in the Netflix service. ...
You could interpret VPN services or DNS modifications as actions with intent to circumvent the content protection systems.
Missed this part of your post.

Exactly what you described is a violation of US law.

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Post by rdueej » Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:41 am

I guess it is true then. Well, it just adds to a list of other things that I do not care much about.

Personally, I find that a simple browser extension is enough for most sites ( http://hola.org/ )

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Post by zzm9980 » Wed, 24 Jul 2013 10:42 am

rdueej wrote:I guess it is true then. Well, it just adds to a list of other things that I do not care much about.

Personally, I find that a simple browser extension is enough for most sites ( http://hola.org/ )
Hola is a peer to peer proxy service. Just be aware your traffic is going through and being proxied by other Hola users. Kind of like Tor, but with an emphasis on performance and not privacy. I would be wary of using it if you have any expectation of privacy. If not, from what I hear it works nicely.

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Post by bgd » Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:28 am

I use Apple TV and it works well. You pay per movie and you have 48 hours to watch them.

The Singapore store is pretty light and censored so you really need an account outside of Sg, basically a foreign credit card.

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Post by rdueej » Wed, 24 Jul 2013 4:34 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
rdueej wrote:I guess it is true then. Well, it just adds to a list of other things that I do not care much about.

Personally, I find that a simple browser extension is enough for most sites ( http://hola.org/ )
Hola is a peer to peer proxy service. Just be aware your traffic is going through and being proxied by other Hola users. Kind of like Tor, but with an emphasis on performance and not privacy. I would be wary of using it if you have any expectation of privacy. If not, from what I hear it works nicely.
I did not know that, thanks for pointing it out. I always thought that there would be a catch to it.

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Post by e-products » Sat, 27 Jul 2013 2:54 am

You can buy the Apple TV Box which is sold at Nubox and other apple related product shops. Price is $148.00. If you want it at a cheaper price, you can check out the various classifieds or market place forums. VR-Zone marketplace forum has tons of people selling stuff (new and used).

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Post by scarbowl » Sat, 27 Jul 2013 1:27 pm

If you have a US address on your credit card you can use Netflex and iTunes legally in Singapore.

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