I recently purchased a documentary video from Amazon (Link)

I cannot play the video because it's restricted for visitors from inside USA. But I'm not in USA and so I cannot play it.

I found this article about removing DRM but neither ways is not working for me. Because while I have purchased the video LEGALLY but I cannot Acquire License because my IP is out of USA. Unfortunately I have not access to USA VPN and VPN is not a choice for me.

Is there a way to remove DRM Protection without Acquiring license or recording it?

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    You might not have a US VPN, but what about routing the data through a US-based proxy server? If you can't do that, just ask Amazon to undo the purchase and refund your money, then source the documentary some other way. – Jeremy W. Sherman Nov 19 '10 at 23:32
  • Please close this question. Its basically asking the community to help someone circumvent DRM. – deltaray Nov 20 '10 at 0:44
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    @deltaray - circumventing drm is not always illegal or unethical. Depending on the OP's country of origin, if the local law permits and the documentary is not otherwise available, this might be a perfectly moral thing to do. – Joel Coehoorn Nov 20 '10 at 2:14
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    @deltaray - It's not ILLEGAL or UNETHICAL. I purchased the video and I have right to watch it. But it did not allow to watch the video because I'm not inside USA. Is this ethical? I really need to watch this documentary for a scholar article I'm writing, I pay for it but and I downloaded the video (1 GB) But I cannot play it because I'm not USA resident. – bman Nov 20 '10 at 7:23
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    @deltaray - Actually I think there is no solution for this problem. I cannot play video and AFAK nobody actually break DRM, yet. I think my case is a good example that everybody should ban DRM content. I pay for the video and download it (It take 2 days because my connection is slow) But I cannot play it, only because I'm not USA resident. Is this fair? – bman Nov 20 '10 at 7:25

You can try using UltraVPN (cross-platform) or FreeVPN (Windows only). The second one changes your browser homepage.

  • Neither UltraVPN and FreeVPN are not USA VPN. I think I have to buy a USA VPN and change my Internet Provider. Because my current ISP did not allow VPN connections. – bman Nov 20 '10 at 7:53
  • @Muhamamd: I am not sure what you mean, as you can connect to USA servers with both of them. I live in the UK, and I have used FreeVPN to view Hulu in the US, in the past, but if your ISP blocks common VPNs, I guess you would have to find a private one, as I cannot see how they would block them all. – paradroid Nov 20 '10 at 15:49

There are ways to remove DRM protection, but as far as I'm aware this is a US-based site, so we probably ought not to talk about them here, lest we attract the attention of the content cartels.

However, you may consider search terms like "fair use..."

  • "FairUse4WM" is not an option for me, because I'm not inside USA and I cannot play the movie. (Although I LEGALLY purchased the movie) FairUse4WM require to have valid license. – bman Nov 20 '10 at 7:21

I am not sure, but I think you want to stream the movie to your computer? If so, try a proxy that is inside the United States.

A quick google search gave me this. I checked it, and it is inside the USA.

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