Is it legal to use a VPN to unblock USA Netflix ?
Vanished VPN allows you to stream content from other sites in other countries such as USA Netflix, BBC iplayer, Sling.tv, Fubo.tv, Hulu, Hotstar & many more which would normally be blocked based on your location. Our solution is solid, and has been recommended by lifehacker consistently because of this. That’s all fine, we hear you say, but is it legal ?
The short answer is ‘yes’. Using a VPN to circumvent geoblocks is not illegal in Australia, and the Prime Minister has even gone on record to back this up (presumably because the Aussie public are getting a raw deal from Uncle Sam).
The Copyright Act does not make it illegal to use a VPN to access overseas content. While content providers often have in place international commercial arrangements to protect copyright in different countries or regions, which can result in ‘geoblocking’, circumventing this is not illegal under the Copyright Act.
So for less than the price of a beer each month, you can use Vanished VPN to access up to 3 x more content on USA Netflix, free documentaries and drama on BBC iplayer, all the sport that you’ll ever need on cable cutting sites like Fubo.tv & Sling.tv, whilst also keeping yourself safe and anonymous.
Check out this article by Lifehacker which gives more details on the legalities of using a VPN, and also why Vanished VPN is their recommendation for USA Netflix.