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Blocked - on grounds of copyright ! WOT ?

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Blocked - on grounds of copyright ! WOT ?

Just trying to watch a vid on Youtube.... got the "sad face" icon and the message

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This video contains content from Channel 4, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.
Sorry about that.

yet subsequent series of the same show are available  ......
Erm... so, in my country... I can`t watch channel 4 progs after they have been shown, on the grounds of copyright ? ? ? 

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Re: Blocked - on grounds of copyright ! WOT ?

It probably thinks you're somewhere else?
Can you post a link and others can test?
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Re: Blocked - on grounds of copyright ! WOT ?

If it's not on 4oD they might not want it publicly available at the moment?
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Re: Blocked - on grounds of copyright ! WOT ?

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This video contains content from Channel 4, who has blocked it in your country

Does that not suggest that it's only blocked in certain countries (like outside UK), presumably based on IP address info - there were issues some time ago with new ranges of Plusnet IP addresses that were showing on some systems as Eastern Europe weren't there?  Could this be a similar issue?
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Re: Blocked - on grounds of copyright ! WOT ?

Understand the "block" in "other countries"... but as long as I have been alive Portsmouth, has been in the U.K. and I haven`t heard any different from local or national government agencies...
Youtube knows which country I am in... ( at least it should do!... ) i`ve not hidden it... don`t know how to !..
as I said... follow-on series are available....
and I have seen this on several vids I wanted to watch... !...
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Re: Blocked - on grounds of copyright ! WOT ?

Has YouTube detected part of the soundtrack that is copyrighted and, therefore, restricted access in some countries?
I noticed they did this with one of my uploads last year. In that case further information showed that it was banned from being viewed in Germany Huh

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Re: Blocked - on grounds of copyright ! WOT ?

There might be some background music on the vid... but I cant say, cos I cant watch/hear it......
it was a tv series in the UK