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#1 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 04:43 PM

Hi,
a German member (living in Germany) of our military discussion forum can't follow up World War 2 video links (Youtube etc) which we post, because the message comes up "Forbidden content".
All our other members around the world can see the vids perfectly (Battles of Stalingrad, Arnhem, Normandy etc), but the German government have blocked all German citizens from being able to see vids relating to WW2!
Is there any way round this Big Brother censorship, so that our German pal will be able to see them?

Edited by MickinPlymouthUK, 06 August 2010 - 04:43 PM.


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#2 Broni

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 06:01 PM

It may have something to do with some certain German laws.
See an example here: http://odem.org/informationsfreiheit/en/
He should call his ISP and ask about the issue.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 06:11 PM

And raise all kinds of hell about it. To think that sort of non-sense is going on in a supposed "democracy" is very sad.

Edited by Bezukhov, 06 August 2010 - 06:11 PM.

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 08:08 AM

Whether or not the German government or whatever institution is blocking this, is handling democratic is not in order here. As said before, that needs to be addressed elsewhere (ISP would indeed be a good start).

BC's board rules state the following:

No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user.

I bolded the relevant part in this case. This is a security measure of sorts and its not up to me or someone else here at BC to judge whether or not its correctly so.

In other words, unfortunately we will not be able to help your German friend watch this video.

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