Originally Posted by CanuckInstructor
I'm in Canada, and I checked out the wcsn site, it looks great, but the catch is that the WC coverage is theoretically limited to the US, due to licensing rights I assume. I'm not sure if there's a way around it, does anyone know?
In order to enforce regional blackouts, WCSN.com verifies location by checking the user's IP address. If we cannot verify that a user is within the viewing area for a particular event, we will enforce the blackout. Note that users who access the internet via proxy server may be blacked out even if they live within the viewing area. If you feel that you have been blacked out in error, please contact Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org
They would appear to be using IP geolocation, which is surprising given how often it is inaccurate.
The easiest thing I can think of is to run an invisible proxy/NAT on a computer you've rented or colocated in the US.
There are "enthusiast" Linux shells available relatively cheap. You'd get a system running as a VPS through Xen or Ensim and then use the bevy of IP tools commonly included in Linux distributions to invisibly route some of your HTTP traffic through that box, conveniently geolocated in the US. There may be commercial services already providing this sort of transparent proxy, but I've never looked for one and I imagine they might get blacklisted as "proxy" relatively quickly.