I would like to be able to watch French TV. I was thinking about installing a satellite dish that would point to one of their satellites. However, if I could just watch the "TF1" station through their internet site then that would be fine. Unfortunately they won't let me because my IP is not in France. So, my first question....Is it illegal to achieve this by connecting through a French proxy server? Is there any moral difference between accessing TF1 using a satellite dish and using a proxy server?
Aside from that, can someone explain to me how proxy servers work? When I use them, will all my internet data pass through their server? Are there other security concerns? Is there a way of overcoming these security concerns?
Finally, I went on this website:
You can type in the address of the website that you want to visit and it takes you there (with a different IP). It all looks jolly promising but then when I go on the TF1 website the pages download but the rectangle where I expect the video to be played remains blank. Something blocks it. Why does that happen?
So, if you would like to help me with the moral maze or this technical maze then I would appreciate your help.