Maybe this won’t go anywhere, but I firmly believe that region locks really don’t help the consumer at all. As someone who lives abroad, it seems like so many things are blocked from me and as the world becomes global and shopping for goods crosses international borders, it just seems wrong to enforce these crazy region locks. Perhaps this helps businesses, but it sure isn’t helping me. I’m more than willing to give these companies my money, and yet they simply don’t want it.
So here is a petition on http://petitions.whitehouse.gov to get people who are against region locking to perhaps get the Obama Administration to take a look at the practice. If you’re interested in signing, please do so.