Someone asked me about this today, so I thought I’d post my reply up here.
DISCLAIMER: I am in no way shape or form a lawyer, nor an expert in Australian copyright law. This is simply my understanding from some basic research. As far as I’m aware this hasn’t been tested in any Australian courts.
There seems to me to be two competing sides to copyright law in this issue. I suspect that the first one that I’ll mention carries the weight.
3.2 How you may NOT use BBC Online Services
- 3.2.1 If you are outside the UK
- You may not access, view and/or listen to certain parts of BBC Content (such as video or live television services) using BBC Online Services if you are outside the UK, although you may, in accordance with the Terms, access and view bbc.co.uk or other websites and listen to some (but not all) BBC radio content. The types of BBC Content that may be available outside the UK will usually depend on the BBC’s agreements with the persons who own rights in such content.