posted Oct 26, 2000

Region Blocking as Forced Contracts
General IP Issues
10/26/2000; 1:49:51 PM

'Region blocking ties the consumer into this contract, without the consumer having any say in whether or not they accept the contract. Region blocking prevents me from having 'enjoyment' of my legal purchase if I happen to move to a different country - without me having a chance to say 'actually, I don't want to buy into this contract. Offer me another one.''

This makes sense to me; you can look at region blocking as a forced license.

 

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