I'd like to know why some movies and TV shows are geo-restricted. I read some reasons on the internet about geo-restrictions in general but I would like to learn why it is very strict when it comes to regions or countries? Is it related to financial reasons? or Is it just regulations and copyright rules? I live in Egypt.
Some reasons that I found on the internet:
For a content provider to offer access to their content in every country, they’d need to purchase licensing rights from each individual country.
Does this mean USA should pay Egypt so that I can watch? I think Egypt is the country that should pay so that I can watch, right? Because Egypt should buy this content.
In the UK, a lot of the content on display is made with taxpayer money. So, geo restrictions are used to make sure only UK taxpayers have access to UK content.
Does this happen as well in the USA? For non-taxpayers, why don't providers make them simply pay online instead of blocking the content?