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You probably heard of GEMA, the german licensing agency for music content. And you may have heard them and YouTube arguing about licensing fees on YouTube in Germany. As a result YouTube agreed to prevent german IPs from viewing music videos and videos containing even fractions of licensed music. Personally I call this censorship for both viewers and artists/producers. I suggest to create a rule for routing YouTube traffic from all german servers to any server not located in Germany, if possible. Of course I can circumvent this by just connecting to another server outside Germany... but I'm mostly connected to german servers and connecting to another server just to watch one music video is not expedient in my opinion. You may ask: Why do you connect to german servers, then? They're the nearest to my real location and had the best ping results. Advantage for online games.The use of YouTube-only proxy addons like ProxTube is a valid option, though it's proxy servers are not reachable sometimes. But why should I use a tiny proxy service to circumvent blockades if I'm already using a proxy service to which I'm connected the whole time? And for which I pay? It's easier for me to just surf and see that it's running without any modifications, right?I'd really like to see such a routing option. I miss it. -- Being connected to certain servers might not show you the right version of YouTube. The reason isn't clear, it might be a geolocation bug. Following servers are prone to this: Aquilae, DE > Google UK/ITVelorum, DE > Google UK/ITCarinae, UK > Google TR