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    EU agrees rules on OTT portability

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      EU agrees rules on OTT portability

      EU agrees rules on OTT portability
      EU negotiators have agreed new rules that will allow European viewers to use online subscriptions to movies, sports and music when travelling around the European Union. Agreement was reached Tuesday evening by European Parliament negotiators. Proposals were initially put forward in December 2015.

      It is the first agreement related to the modernisation on EU copyright rules as proposed by the Commission in the Digital Single Market strategy.

      Vice-President in charge of the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip welcomed the agreement: “Today’s agreement will bring concrete benefits to Europeans. People who have subscribed to their favourite series, music and sports events at home will be able to enjoy them when they travel in Europe. This is a new important step in breaking down barriers in the Digital Single Market”.

      The agreement comes just a week after a separate agreement on roaming charges.

      In a survey carried out in 2015, one in three Europeans wanted cross-border portability. For young people, this possibility is even more important. Half of people aged between 15 and 39 years old thought that portability and accessing the service they subscribe to when travelling in Europe is important.

      Future regulation will mean a French consumer subscribing to Canal Plus online will be able to access their content while on holiday in Croatia.

      The agreed text must now be formally confirmed by the Council of the EU and the European Parliament. Once adopted, the rules will become applicable in all EU Member States by beginning of 2018 as the Regulation grants providers and right holders a 9-month period to prepare for the application of the new rules.
      Comment: Just if or when Sky will allow you to take your content with you I can't say. At present they do make it difficult to view things when not attached to a UK or Ireland IP Address. If you attempt to watch anything live or download something, things are impossible. Of course this should also apply to all the other players too, such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4 and Demand 5.


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      Re: EU agrees rules on OTT portability

      Just download it before you go or buy a sling box.
      Surely though, the content owners, mainly US that put the restrictions on much of the sky go/q apps will determine their own rights of travelling and use.

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      Re: EU agrees rules on OTT portability

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      Comment: Just if or when Sky will allow you to take your content with you I can't say. At present they do make it difficult to view things when not attached to a UK or Ireland IP Address. If you attempt to watch anything live or download something, things are impossible. Of course this should also apply to all the other players too, such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4 and Demand 5.
      You could set up a VPN server "LAN side" at home (using for example a Raspberry Pi running OpenVPN, or whichever choice of hardware and VPN server software you prefer). This would allow your mobile device to remotely connect (over whatever Wifi or WAN connection is available at your location) back to your home WAN/LAN. You would then be accessing those services from afar but your VPN server would present the IP address of your WAN connection at home. Just like being at home. But not at home.
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      Re: EU agrees rules on OTT portability

      Yes a VPN service would resolve the issue, but most people don't use VPNs for domestic use.

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      Re: EU agrees rules on OTT portability

      As we are leaving the EU this will not matter at all. Just another one of those things the Brexit supporters forgot.

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      Re: EU agrees rules on OTT portability

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      As we are leaving the EU this will not matter at all. Just another one of those things the Brexit supporters forgot.
      Very true.

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      Re: EU agrees rules on OTT portability

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      As we are leaving the EU this will not matter at all. Just another one of those things the Brexit supporters forgot.
      Could be a useful solution in the interim until 2018 though.
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      Re: EU agrees rules on OTT portability

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Yes a VPN service would resolve the issue, but most people don't use VPNs for domestic use.
      Whether via own VPN server or paid for VPN service, I think more people should use something though. Especially when out and about using an open public wifi service that does not offer a secure encrypted connection between device and hotspot (such as Sky Wifi and O2 Wifi) and requiring access to anything sensitive that requires a login (e.g. internet banking etc). I think only BT Openzone wifi offers that.
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      Re: EU agrees rules on OTT portability

      There are plenty of cross-platform VPN apps that are easy to use / set-up now available these days. I use a paid-for one (IPVanish) both my iPhone, iPad & Mac here. Tunnel Bear is another one that I know of that works across multiple platforms.
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