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Old 10-26-2022, 02:15 AM
 
Location: Australia
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This is coming up more and more.
I was wanting to view an article on history.com and received the title message.

Their explanatory note was - Due to business and legal constraints, we are no longer able to offer History.com content in certain territories.

So I wrote them a short missive to voice my displeasure.

"I am writing to voice my displeasure at businesses and lawyers restricting what I can view in the public domain.
Banning or denying countries access to a webpage or website is disgraceful.
"Owner Rights" is destroying the free exchange of information and I can see one day where the majority of sites will require subscriptions to view content."

I always write to let companies know of my displeasure
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Old 10-26-2022, 04:59 AM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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What's that all about? I guess if they ban history, people will be doomed to repeat it.


Sounds like you should be writing to your local government instead. Not much History.com can do about ridiculous Australian internet laws.
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Old 10-26-2022, 05:04 AM
 
Location: Australia
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What's that all about? I guess if they ban history, people will be doomed to repeat it.


Sounds like you should be writing to your local government instead. Not much History.com can do about ridiculous Australian internet laws.

Not just Australia where this happens. I know it also happens in the UK as well.
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Old 10-26-2022, 05:35 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Not just Australia where this happens. I know it also happens in the UK as well.
Such as USA, as well. Example.... PBS (Public Broadcasting Service - public financial support), you can only access broadcasts and programs offered from the station local to your current ISP location. We have homes in 3 regions, and support broadcasts from each, but.... we can only access the specific content from the region we are physically located at the time of viewing. There are many other broadcasts I would prefer to hear from stations I support, but I can only access them via live stream, not from archives.

Maybe a VPN could mask / reposition my region.
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Old 10-28-2022, 07:28 AM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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Not just Australia where this happens. I know it also happens in the UK as well.
I know you said you were originally trying to read an article, but can you view things on youtube.com?


I've heard people on this forum in other countries say they cannot view any of the videos posted here due to various restrictions.





>>HISTORY.com - youtube channel
https://www.youtube.com/c/HISTORY/videos

full epi's
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Old 10-29-2022, 03:38 AM
 
Location: Australia
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I know you said you were originally trying to read an article, but can you view things on youtube.com?


I've heard people on this forum in other countries say they cannot view any of the videos posted here due to various restrictions.





>>HISTORY.com - youtube channel
https://www.youtube.com/c/HISTORY/videos

full epi's
There are youtube videos that are not available for viewing in Australia.
I come across them periodically.
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Old 10-29-2022, 12:11 PM
 
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get a VPN
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Old 10-30-2022, 08:28 PM
 
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History.com is from the History cable channel. The content on their website is not free, it is paid for with cable subscriptions.

Is that channel part of the cable package you pay for? You likely haven't paid for access, and so that is why you can't view the content.
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Old 10-30-2022, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Australia
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History.com is from the History cable channel. The content on their website is not free, it is paid for with cable subscriptions.

Is that channel part of the cable package you pay for? You likely haven't paid for access, and so that is why you can't view the content.
I was not trying to watch it. Only read an article. Some publications do not allow certain "areas" access, for their own reasons.
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Old 10-31-2022, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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History.com is from the History cable channel. The content on their website is not free, it is paid for with cable subscriptions.

Is that channel part of the cable package you pay for? You likely haven't paid for access, and so that is why you can't view the content.
They're really separate entities. The shows and main page are History Channel which A&E carries. The articles are History published by Maven (now Arena Group). Really what Maven does is capitalize on big names like Sports Illustrated and use them to inject clickbait blogger pieces. Five Terrible Times You Wasted Times Clicking Slideshow, that kind of stuff. Post rebranding they've actually done okay with SI. It's not the SI grew up with, and no I don't care about what they put on the stupid Swimsuit Edition.

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