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Postby redsox588 » Sat Jun 12, 2004 2:44 pm

oh but just getting it is legal.....what do you mean avoiding blackouts
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Postby Lofunzo » Sat Jun 12, 2004 2:45 pm

redsox588 wrote:oh but just getting it is legal.....what do you mean avoiding blackouts


There are ways to mask your IP address or location so that you can avoid blackouts.
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Postby Amazinz » Sat Jun 12, 2004 2:45 pm

It's legal because end-users are not bound to black out restrictions. Black restrictions are part of contracts between MLB teams and television broadcasters.

There is nothing illegal about masking your IP or surfing the web anonymously. And this is all you need to do to circumvent black outs.

The geo-location system that MLB uses has been a hot topic on tech boards. MLB is aware that their system isn't foolproof and is investigating other means to enforce black outs on users.
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Postby slomo007 » Sat Jun 12, 2004 2:46 pm

If you use a proxy server you can mask your IP address. MLB TV knows your location from your IP address, and that's how they determine who gets blacked out...but you can mask your IP address to get around it.

If you do a search for "Proxy Servers" and "MLB TV" I am pretty sure you'll find the thread...it goes into pretty great detail as to how to do it.

But yes, signing up for the deal is definitely legal...and great.
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Postby slomo007 » Sat Jun 12, 2004 2:47 pm

Amazinz wrote:It's legal because end-users are not bound to black out restrictions. Black restrictions are part of contracts between MLB teams and television broadcasters.

There is nothing illegal about masking your IP or surfing the web anonymously. And this is all you need to do to circumvent black outs.

The geo-location system that MLB uses has been a hot topic on tech boards. MLB is aware that their system isn't foolproof and is investigating other means to enforce black outs on users.


Interesting, thanks for the heads up.
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Postby redsox588 » Sat Jun 12, 2004 2:53 pm

i meet the system requirements so according to an earlier post i should except occasional fuzzines and a little lag?
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Postby slomo007 » Sat Jun 12, 2004 2:54 pm

Yeah, don't worry about anything..just do it. It's amazing.
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Postby redsox588 » Sat Jun 12, 2004 2:58 pm

1 more question not sure if anyone can answer it.....can i watch these games on different computers or am i bound to the computer i signed up on
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Postby slomo007 » Sat Jun 12, 2004 2:59 pm

redsox588 wrote:1 more question not sure if anyone can answer it.....can i watch these games on different computers or am i bound to the computer i signed up on


You can watch from any computer...in fact, I've used 3 different ones already.
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Postby redsox588 » Sat Jun 12, 2004 3:04 pm

does everyone plan on cancelling it after 3 months
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