Is it illegal to bypass geo-blocked content using a VPN?

Asked 2 years ago

I’m an American currently on vacation in Bali, and I'm having a great time here. I’ve been soaking up the culture, sight-seeing and all, but I genuinely enjoy being able to watch some of my favorite shows when I’m not out doing things. The issue is that I am not able to stream my music or my shows. Are we allowed to bypass the geo-restriction blocks or is it illegal?

Marcelo Ortiz

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

As long as you aren't using a VPN to bypass illegal content, using to see only geo-blocked content isn't illegal. Still, the answer to the question depends on the country you're currently residing in, as well as its jurisdiction. However, the majority of countries (with exceptions to countries like North Korea) won't charge you for using a VPN to bypass geo-blocked content.

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