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I was with some friends from the US and they recommended that I record a show called Dexter on Showtime. We watched the show on my Slingbox, and I really liked it. So I decided to record it every week on my Slingbox. I was not sure on what day it was playing so I tried to find it by searching the web. I went to this site.

 

http://www.sho.com/site/dexter/home.do

 

And I got the following error.

 

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I figured out that it plays at 10 pm on Sundays, but now I am wondering. What is on this web site that I cannot see it. Why are American companies blocking a site so people in other countries cannot view them?

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You could of course just mask or change your ip

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Rob, nowadays other countries are using blocks to block a range of IP's from particular countries. This is also common with MMOG's -- they use IP blocks to keep people from one country from playing on their servers.

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Eclipse,

 

I understand what they are doing technically. What I don't understand is why. What advantage is there to me not being able to view their web site?

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