Kyanar:NonprayingMantis: It might not be technically illegal, but if this gets critical mass*, how long before Sky/Quickflix/TVNZ etc lobby their rights holders to force Netflix et el to introduce requirements to have a US based Credit card and proof of address before signing up, thus utterly destroying Fyx's model?
*if it remains a small niche type ISP like Maxnet, probably never going to happen, but if it gets adopted by Telecom/Telstraclear etc, then it will get big pretty quickly.
They already do require a US credit card. Unfortunately for them, a certain debit card issued by a certain large New Zealand company in association with BNZ apparently fulfills this requirement.
I can confirm this too, I have Hulu Plus. It's amazing, haven't turned our Freeview box on in months, and when TVNZ 7 becomes infomercials there will be no reason to even have it.