Dear Moderators: Forum blocked for Italians?
#1
Dear Moderators

I live and post from Italy
- but to login and post I now have to use
a VPN into another country
otherwise I get a "you are banned" forum message.

Obviously my UserId has not been banned.
I never did much wrong!

Is this bulk block intentional on the moderators part?
If not could it perhaps be removed?


Best wishes & Distinti Saluti & Stay Safe

An admirer.
#2
Yes, it's an intentional block.

Generally the BBC's video content is available only to Licence Fee payers physically in the UK.  get-iplayer is not intended for breaching the BBC's (or anyone else's) terms of use. 

Note that the BBC terms include:

Quote:7.a. don't mess with our services

What do we mean by that? This sort of thing:

Accessing content from outside the UK that you aren’t allowed to, or helping others do the same. For example: using a VPN service so you can watch BBC iPlayer when you're outside the UK

(see https://www.bbc.co.uk/usingthebbc/terms/...fa7b91bc57)

note carefully "or helping others do the same".

So, no, we can't support you breaching the BBC's terms of use.  Please don't ask for help, please don't use get-iplayer to breach the BBC's terms of use.

Thanks
Jon


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