I wrote recently about how the website of ITV F1 started releasing web video for a world audience. Now they’re back to blocking some of it for supposed territorial rights issues without explanation. When a show made in country A is not sold in country B, why should the residents of country B not be able to see web content based on it which is supposedly published to the whole world? What are the publishers worried about?
They have no fucking idea. The online world is a single world audience, and blocking access serves no one. Instead of trying to gain customers they are doing their best to lose them. Now I will get my F1 news from elsewhere. And I will delight in finding their F1 shows on bittorrent and watching them despite their attempts to stop me. Fuck you ITV.