Originally Posted by sabray
Its getting more frequent that I cant see foreign vids. Sad I thought the internet
would let us all share more and lessen restrictions.
It's unfortunate in a way, but predictable more than anything. For most places that restrict access of their content, it's usually about revenue.
Internet revenue is derived on a 'per click' basis for advertisements, and each click is worth more or less based (essentially) on the income
of the user.
So if you're in the Philippines
like me, where the median income
is something like $4,000/household/year, your average clicks from Filipino computers
aren't likely to be worth as much as those from the USA, where the income is north of $40,000/year.
Other times it's simply a desperate, last-ditch power grab by the publishing networks to hold onto their content. The 'Big Three' in the USA (CBS/NBC/ABC) are notorious for restricting access to their content on the internet, because they understand that the medium is eventually going to kill their entire business model, let alone their company.