… and for those who really want to subscribe and think a VPN fix that, they’ll face this if their monitor/laptop is not HDCP compliant.
Indeed the HDCP makes no sense in the real world as it’s only the paying customers that will ever see that error. If the paying customer cancels their subscription and gets a bootleg HD copy, then voilÃ , no HDCP error. Therefore, HDCP encourages piracy!
Even here in Ireland Amazon UK really tries to push their Prime service (I regularly get e-mails) and certainly has no problem taking payment for it, yet no where does it mention that it is geographically restricted to the UK, including for deliveries.
For example, when I had an Amazon Prime trial, everything that was sold or fulfilled by Amazon showed “Sorry, we can’t deliver this item to Ireland”. For anything I wanted, I had to select the supersaver shipping option just to be able to order it. Like paulw2 mentioned, it was the same for Amazon Prime video. But as far as payment goes, they have no problem charging my card for the Amazon Prime privilege.
So like the VPN providers, here in Ireland, we have at least 4 different Virtual UK address couriers. Once signed up, the courier provides a virtual UK address that you use for Amazon or online shops that only deliver to the UK and the courier then brings the parcels into Ireland either at a collection point or the user’s home address. To give an idea of how popular these services are, Parcel Motel which provides a UK virtual address had a week long backlog of parcels as a result of Amazon’s Prime Day.