Wherever you are from and as long as you know the law and you have the articles to support your claims can you tell me if it's legal to watch a (your) country's free local TV channels outside of their territory (e.g. watching U.S. local TV channels like for instance Fox 31 Denver outside the US or watching France 2 [france] abroad,...). I am only talking about free local/national TV Channel and not International TV Channel like CNN Intl or TV5 monde etc.(which by default are for anyone to watch as long as they are free)
I read on some forums local TV Channels use a "national performance license" and as such watching those channel is illegal but I have yet to see any proof of that. And if someone is watching a TV channel from a country where he supposedly shouldn't who is responsible, The TV channel or the user (for instance it is possible to watch local French TV abroad with a satllite dish since they also broadcast local TV using DVB-S2 protocole)?
What about retransmitting/re-streaming a TV Channel (over IP) so that it can ve viewed from anywhere as long as the URL is known?
I am asking because there are great TV Channel out there (all over the world) that I can only watch when I am visiting the country and I know I can retransmit those channel over IP with a simple raspberry pi. Also free-to-air satellite broadcast are technically and maybe financially limited to a specific region/part of the world (here again IP would be the way to go). In many countries (especially in Europe) people have to pay a "Television licence" (if they have a TV set whether or not they don't watch it) I know because I do. So is it illegal to watch a Channel already paid for by the locals?