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I have looked at some posts in here and none of them really addressed my issue. So here it comes...

I'm trying to purchase a subscription for some sports channels, however, when I click on the subscription link it comes back with this: . For your reference, here is the site I'm trying to purchase the sub from:

I believe you must be somewhere in Europe in order to subscribe to these channels and just so you know, I have a reliable and paid proxy, which assigns a Netherlands IP to me, but still I cannot subscribe!!! I've also tried ExpatShield, Hide P, Tor, etc.. all of which, assign a UK IP to me and I've also tweaked Firefox proxy settings to assign a EU IP and all of these things DO WORK (i.e. they assigned and I've verified that they did a EU IP to me) HOWEVER, I cannot seem to get passed the blocked message above!!! Aljazeera Sports seems to have a pretty nifty way to know my "true" IP!!! Any help or suggestions to get around this nasty Geo-blocking trap are really appreciated!

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closed as too localized by Sathya Mar 1 '13 at 11:38

This question is unlikely to help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience of the internet. For help making this question more broadly applicable, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Did you read the block page? These are the locations where you must be: Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine (including the Gaza Strip and the West Bank), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates or Yemen – Paul Nov 19 '12 at 23:40
You're trying to find a technical solution to a legal problem. They simply don't have the legal right to send the subscription content into your country. No technical mechanism will change that. – David Schwartz Nov 20 '12 at 0:57
Thanks David! How could I have missed that! – Paul M Nov 20 '12 at 1:56
IP can be detected from plugins (Flash, Java, etc) which typically ignore the proxy settings. VPN solutions where a virtual network connection intercept all network request will work, but yes, it's essentially a legal problem, they could easily block your account once they found you're using a VPN – Martheen Cahya Paulo Nov 20 '12 at 4:42

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