Using an online proxy to access a site with online series that are only available to us citizens is a crime?
Question by Rafael D: Using an online proxy to access a site with online series that are only available to us citizens is a crime?
If I used a web proxy to play videos from a site with online series (like www.nbc.com) that are only available to us citizens, would that be a crime or something like that?I’ve heard that using online proxies isn’t exactly legal, is that true?
Answer by Jack T
Using online proxy servers is not illegal, although it does create some security risks for you. Proxy servers are commonly used by ISPs, by big companies, and also by web servers (reverse proxying). Proxied traffic is perfectly legal.
The only problem is that you may violate the policies of the websites you try to visit (going through the proxy). The fact that your actions may be illegal is only because you are violating the policies of the website (which prohibits you from using up their bandwidth), and not because you’re using a proxy server.
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