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Hulu has blocked Skyfire users from its site!

Posted Wed July 1, 2009 12:00 pm, by Adam W. written to Hulu

I recently learned that Hulu has blocked Skyfire users from it's website. I am very upset over this and do not see any reason for it. Why discriminate against browsers? This should be illegal.

I will no longer be visiting the Hulu website.


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by Kelshir Posted Thu July 2, 2009 @ 9:25 PM

Skyfire uses proxies, most websites do not like proxies (for a number
of reasons, especially those that make money from advertising).

It is more likely that Hulu blocked the popular proxies instead of
just Skyfire.

I tested Hulu with a few free proxies and none of them would play the
videos there.

Also, should discrimination against certain browsers actually become
illegal I would seriously fear for the direction of this nation.


by RedheadwGlasses Posted Wed July 1, 2009 @ 11:25 PM

Perhaps it's the other way around: Skyfire may have blocked hulu from
its customers. Contact your ISP and find out the scoop.


Unfortunately, that's not the case. Hulu has done this on purpose. by Adam W. Thu July 2, 2009 @ 1:27 AM

The link you posted... by Just Jeffrey Thu July 2, 2009 @ 6:49 AM

exactly - net neutrality has nothing about blocking one specific browser by PepperElf Fri July 3, 2009 @ 5:33 PM

by PepperElf Posted Wed July 1, 2009 @ 10:51 PM

in fact one of my x boyfriends found a site that blocked all computers
except amigas

can't say it's a sound business practice but unless it's a government
site it's pretty much legal.

by Adam W. Posted Thu July 2, 2009 @ 1:29 AM

The government is all over ISP's about net neutrality. This is a
clear violation, except from a website and not an ISP.


No violation of any law whatsoever. by PepperElf Fri July 3, 2009 @ 4:47 PM

but it goes against what net neutrality is all about by Adam W. Sun July 5, 2009 @ 4:40 PM

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