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In reply to an earlier post on 30 Nov 2013 08:01:00 GMT
ChrisJ says:
This statement in your post says it all: Strong VPN gets around the device NOT being in the country you are being billed in.

"gets around". I. E. You are breaking something - it might be local laws, it might be UK laws, lt might be copyright laws, it might be publishing laws, or it might be the terms and conditions that you agreed to when you bought the device.
Just because you CAN do something doesn't mean that it is RIGHT to do it.

There are many people on this forum with a better sense of right and wrong than you have.

Posted on 30 Nov 2013 12:19:06 GMT
Mr. D. Myall says:
Sorry to butt in, I posted on this blog almost a year ago, I had no clarity before...

So exactly what is this 'something'? I'd be very interested to know since I am in Italy at the moment. We can't live our lives because we might break 'something' because we would never be able to do anything! Much more clarity and definition is needed. What is this sense of right or wrong? I for one do not deliberately break laws, but it does help to know what the boundaries are in the first place.

Sometimes I think "regs" are just put there to make life difficult and more restricted, sorry to be cynical but I also think that protection of copyright is no longer a protection of rights but is being used as a stick to beat an enquiring public. Surely copyrighted items needs to be acknowledged when viewed or used, (publicity!) why this means we cannot access some items due to geography I do not understand.

Sorry for the rant

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Nov 2013 12:43:25 GMT
Denis Powell says:
Susanne, Chris listed the "things" he was talking about.

If you choose to ignore copyright law and the rights of others to protect their property then that's up to you.

There are plenty of people in foreign jails who ignored local laws so, yes, it is necessary to be aware of the consequences of doing something that's not allowed.

If you lend someone a paper book and ask them not to lend it on to all and sundry but to return it in good condition I suspect you'd like those wishes respected. Sadly, not everyone will.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Nov 2013 13:02:13 GMT
CBRetriever says:
not to mention that law (HADOPI) in France that have mandated severe penalties to anyone who went around international / French copyright laws

"The ISP is required to suspend internet access for the offending internet connection, that which is the subject of the claim, for a specified period of from two months to one year.

The internet access subscriber is blacklisted and other ISPs are prohibited from providing an internet connection to the blacklisted subscriber. The service suspension does not, however, interrupt billing, and the offending subscriber is liable to meet any charges or costs resulting from the service termination"

that would drive most people crazy as it also applied to members of the immediate family living in the same house

Posted on 30 Nov 2013 13:11:38 GMT
have just returned from Tenerife ,please help ,why was i unable to read on my Kindle Fire outside as it wasn.t really bright sunshine and the old original one was great, the screen was dark and i couldn.t read the words . very disappointed .by the way my friend had one too and hers was the same

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Nov 2013 13:27:59 GMT
CBRetriever says:
it's pretty much the same screen as digital cameras, cell phones and laptops have and those are pretty much useless in outdoor situations - some people have had luck with turning the brightness all the way up and using white text on a black background

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Nov 2013 16:25:33 GMT
ChrisJ says:
That's right, Hazel. You can't read the Fire (or most other tablets(**)) outside in the sunlight. You can read e-ink Kindles very easily outside. Many people have an e-reader as well as a tablet computer because of that.

(**) I did at one point find a pointer to a ruggedized tablet that was designed for reading outside. Tough, heavy, short battery life - but the powerful backlight was strong enough to read it outside.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Nov 2013 20:32:15 GMT
But that's the French system for you (!) just spent 3 months there, beautiful country not somewhere I would want to live personally. Although we are in Europe, life (the regs) are different in each country I've spent any time in (Uk, Spain, France Italy.) The French are the worst!! for bureaucracy. Incidentally I think the word 'bureaucracy' might have French origins. It would be nice to know about the situation in each country so it can be questioned intelligently. After all even Amazon tried to swizzle me for some extra post recently, they refunded me when I questioned them. The corporate bodies are by far the worst! :)

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Nov 2013 22:44:55 GMT
Last edited by the author on 30 Nov 2013 22:45:08 GMT
CBRetriever says:
I love living here in France and I think you're right as bureau = office or desk in French

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Dec 2013 01:06:45 GMT
each to his own! the food is over rated and France is over regulated!

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Dec 2013 02:35:00 GMT
Last edited by the author on 1 Dec 2013 02:49:49 GMT
Caain says:
Sf Myall - please explain as to OP (Kindle Fire abroad) and your related acerbic gripes with "La France." Only three months there, here there and every where (Italy/Spain) ... and last but not least "swizzled" by Amazon?
Surely such a confessed "European" trotter should be aware of Amazon rules and regulations?
Bonne nuit...
ETA - hope you are not travelling to Greece - even more red tape and you wouldn't appreciate the culture/food - :)

Posted on 14 Dec 2014 22:38:04 GMT
gladysgibb says:
I am in the Canaries, but can't watch my Amazon prime videos here. Can anyone tell me how to do it please

Posted on 14 Dec 2014 22:42:42 GMT
ChrisJ says:
Move back to the UK....

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2014 22:47:27 GMT
Denis Powell says:
You can only stream an download Prime Movies when physically present in the UK.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Dec 2014 07:55:07 GMT
numpty jena says:
I bought a Fire last week from GB . I am in France.Did not realise how restricted it is out of UK but yes I can Email and Facebook etc.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Dec 2014 12:19:28 GMT
CBRetriever says: has a lot of the functionality of if you live in France

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Dec 2014 13:10:11 GMT
gladysgibb says:
I am in the Canaries but can't watch my Amazon prime videos, unless someone can help me?

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Dec 2014 13:22:00 GMT
Damaskcat says:
You won't be able to because you aren't in the UK. They can only be watched by people in the UK.

Posted on 24 May 2015 10:38:53 BDT
can I send / receive e-mails on my kindle while I am on holiday in the following countries ?
Japan...Australia... America

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2015 11:26:16 BDT
Of course you can but only if you have a wifi connection.

You can buy everyday things in these countries too.

Posted on 25 May 2015 09:19:23 BDT
Would amazon instant video work when abroad

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2015 09:24:41 BDT

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2015 09:29:37 BDT
Kelp Bed says:
Hi Miss.
You could download some videos onto your kindle. That would work fine. :)

Posted on 31 May 2015 14:39:12 BDT
Lesley says:
I have Prime and I'm downloading a few TV shows for when I go on holiday. Mainly for the flight. I'm going to Portugal and I won't have any wifi. Does anyone know if the shows downloaded to my device will play?

In reply to an earlier post on 31 May 2015 16:01:52 BDT
Switch wi fi off and find out if they play.
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