tangor - 7:27 am on Feb 17, 2010 (gmt 0)
There's a problem with egalitarian desires for the web. Not all fit into that mode, and G, B, and Y, and what's left of all the others, recognize that. The so-called "user experience" is equally limited, if by nothing more than language barriers.
Long and short, providers are fully justified to limit access ("no shirt, no shoes, no service"). And we do this all the time as regards bots, rippers, spammers, etc. Continuing that scenario there's nothing wrong in denying countries, ip ranges, or even little Johnny Snot-Nose.
There's no entitlement to access websites, though Google (in particular) seems to suggest that's the way it should be. I built my house (website) and I have every right to decide who enters. Period.