hulu.com

Finally some of the current media systems are starting to get it right. Hulu.com has become quite a landing place for video and tonight I was able to use it for the first time. Not only do they have, on demand, some of the current television offerings, but they also host old shows like Barney Miller, Bewitched, and what I watched tonight, The Partridge Family. The one where Danny thinks he is adopted.

Sadly only people in America are allowed to view anything on hulu, due to copyright yada yada bla bla bla crap.

For the creative type, there are ways around that.
Tonight I was feeling creative.

:)

If CBC could get that idea going in Canada and the networks find solutions to the copyright laws that bung up the system, they might start making a bit of cash again. IF they were open to new ideas and ways to make money.

Tomorrow maybe some BBC2 television perhaps.

Comments

  1. Can you PLEASE share how you worked around it? I have been trying to access hulu for months!

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  2. Yeah, I'd a creativity boost too!

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  3. I use a VPN to do it.

    "VPN is an acronym for Virtual Private Network. A VPN provides an encrypted and secure connection "tunnel" from a user's computer to its destination over the Internet."

    There are different companies out there who will take a couple of bucks and create an encrypted "Tunnel" from your computer to another computer stationed in say America. Then your computer will actually be connecting to the broader internet through that computer in that country. vpnuk.net is one such company.

    Be careful of some of the free options, especially some of the proxy websites. They can open up your computer to all kinds of grief.

    email me if you need more.

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  4. Seems like a lot of hassle just to get access to Hulu.com. Its like with Pandora.com, they only allow Americans to access it.

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  5. Is it legal, Rev Pastor? ;)

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  6. Well my sister, against such things there is no law.

    :)

    The network sets up a system to keep the content useable on computers within the US borders. I am accessing, renting, a computer there, so I have access to it, as well as other internet content.


    I think that would be the sense of it. And for me it's not as simple as the black & white of pirating software, etc.

    Feels like the technology has surpassed international boundaries and laws. which need to catch up somehow.

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