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Re: Vidalia exit-country and Hulu

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 1:23 PM, Flamsmark <flamsmark@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 10:02, Brian Mearns <bmearns@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 7:26 PM, bao song <michaelwprx@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > Some time ago (2008) I read about a Canadian who used Tor to view Hulu.
>> >
>> > I tried it from outside the US, and it worked, but the speed was too
>> > slow for me to use it regularly. Today, a clip from Hulu was highly
>> > recommended by the New York Times, so I tried again: Hulu now tries to block
>> > all attempts to connect via Tor. I tried two US exits, and both were
>> > blocked.
>> >
>> > Of course, the idea of Tor is NOT to allow people to watch high
>> > bandwidth commercial videos restricted to US audiences, but to allow people
>> > who need privacy to obtain it.
>> [clip]
>> You seem to understand the burden such activities place on the Tor
>> network, in which case I'm curious what reason one might have for
>> accessing Hulu anonymously? (Genuine question, not a snide comment)
> If such material (western TV) is deemed inappropriate by the local
> authorities, then you wouldn't want them to know that you were accessing it.
> It might not be of life-or-death importance that you did manage to access it
> for entertainment, but you would nonetheless desire anonymity.

Understood, thank you for informing me. =)


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