USAnet

We all know (and many of us dislike) that in some countries there is a different Internet: the Chinese, for example, or Iranians don’t see what we see, and if they search for sensitive words (such as the name of dissidents in China) they get different results. What I hadn’t realized is that, while in the States, I also saw a different web:

It isn’t just Hulu: Amazon won’t sell you Mp3 files, and Newegg will let you buy nothing – unless you’re in USA. I can see Hulu’s point, much less Amazon’s (certainly inspired by RIAA and the Major record labels): I might be bothered by this restriction, but the average internet user (and music fan) will simply close their browser and open Emule, or Limewire…