Sky TV Won't Allow Ads For ISP Highlighting Its Anti-Geoblocking Service
from the copyright-makes-you-do-silly-things dept
Sky TV spokeswoman Kirsty Way confirmed the advertisements had been rejected because of their references to Global Mode.Except that Global Mode is not piracy, nor does it "undermine intellectual property rights." It merely lets people use the internet in ways to access and pay for authorized content. It actually lets folks in New Zealand do things like pay for Netflix or Hulu -- which they can't do today.
"We are a business that pays people who create television so we are against any form of piracy or the undermining of intellectual property rights," she said.
Slingshot's General Manager Taryn Hamilton rightly calls this situation ridiculous, noting that rejecting the ads is "unjustified and petty." It's also fairly counterproductive, given that now Slingshot gets probably more publicity for the service without having to pay the foolish and small-minded folks at SkyTV for the pleasure.