Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

The Masked Tulip

Tmz Blocking Uk Surfers

Recommended Posts

Eh? Whats that? Do you mean www.tmz.com? Seems OK to me.

I am getting either:

'Due to laws within your region, you are unable to view content for this website.'

or I get bumped to a Time Warner site so perhaps some DNS issues or maybe a hacking/spoof attempt perhaps?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am getting either:

'Due to laws within your region, you are unable to view content for this website.'

or I get bumped to a Time Warner site so perhaps some DNS issues or maybe a hacking/spoof attempt perhaps?

I'm blocked to (not that I've ever tried to get onto it before). Any non uk based posters having problems? I know some US content on youtube is blocked for nothing more sinister than copyright reasons. Plus the BBC blocks non UK viewers from some content for the same reason.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hollywood gossip site appears to have begun to start blocking UK surfers - is this another example of UK laws restricting the surfing freedoms of Brits?

No probs at my end:

TMZ

Not sure if it will make any difference but have you tried accessing the site via Firefox?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hollywood gossip site appears to have begun to start blocking UK surfers - is this another example of UK laws restricting the surfing freedoms of Brits?

UK libel laws are some of the "best" in the world...so they could be blocking for that reason.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not working via IE, Fireforx or Chrome. I can only assume it is something to do with UK Libel Laws? Perhaps some celeb has got UK lawyers to send a threatening letter to TMZ?

I was listening to the Editor of Heat mag on Fivelive this week talking about when he first received a threatening letter from a top UK law firm representing some celeb and he went into a panic... before his bosses sat him down and told him that most of the stuff they received were threats and no more... and anyhow they had their own top law firm.

But if this sets a precedent it will not be good for UK net freedoms.

I am just wondering if there is a specific story on TMZ in recent days referring to any UK celebrity?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not working via IE, Fireforx or Chrome. I can only assume it is something to do with UK Libel Laws? Perhaps some celeb has got UK lawyers to send a threatening letter to TMZ?

I was listening to the Editor of Heat mag on Fivelive this week talking about when he first received a threatening letter from a top UK law firm representing some celeb and he went into a panic... before his bosses sat him down and told him that most of the stuff they received were threats and no more... and anyhow they had their own top law firm.

But if this sets a precedent it will not be good for UK net freedoms.

I am just wondering if there is a specific story on TMZ in recent days referring to any UK celebrity?

Why not just use a proxy server:

linky

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I get the same, the proxy server linked to works fine, its a shame that we have to do it that way. I suppose TPTB think us poor bairns need to be protected from the big bad world out there.

screenshotas.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well tmz.com is working from here (Via virgin Media, UK)

Probably some ISP/geo-location issue. I've sometimes have the BBC site tell me I'm not in the UK.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well tmz.com is working from here (Via virgin Media, UK)

No problem for me either.

It's quite clearly an information blackout for Wales, which is only to expected.

You can't allow unbridled aspirational, celeb media beaming to a country with a couple of Remploy factories and a few, fast-closing summer pudding farms. It would cause serious civil unrest.

Well-spotted, Masked Tulip. This evidences how the Nanny State works tirelessly in our best interests.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Apart from infidel porn what else is restricted Kurt, am I correct to say stock market and gambling sites please?

Stockmarket websites yes. Gambling no.

Then again you can always just sign up for proxy access ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • 311 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
      • Even
      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.