New Zealand ISP Lets Customers Avoid Location Limits

Customers of New Zealand telecommunications provider Slingshot can now block their location and gain access to foreign Web services such as Netflix, bringing into question how long copyright holders can continue to bar users in specific regions from accessing their content. Closely held Slingshot, the third-largest Internet provider in New Zealand with 10% of the market, launched a new product allowing users to block their physical location to access material normally prohibited to those based in the country.