Netflix to clamp down on VPN prospects

Netflix has promised to make points troublesome for viewers that use proxy servers to entry content material materials from totally different worldwide areas. In a blog post titled “Evolving Proxy Detection as a Worldwide Service”, vp of content material materials provide construction David Fullagar claimed that the next few weeks would see the rollout of latest measures specializing in VPNs.

Netflix to clamp down on VPN users

“In coming weeks, these using proxies and unblockers will solely have the power to entry the service throughout the nation the place they at current are,” wrote Fullagar. “We’re assured this variation gained’t have an effect on members not using proxies.”

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The company doesn’t give any knowledge on the way in which it intends to dam VPNs, although this would possibly merely be a matter of blocking IP addresses tied to proxy servers. Elsewhere throughout the submit, Fullagar acknowledged that proxy servers wouldn’t be important if the content material materials was accessible globally:

“Over time, we anticipate being able to take motion,” he wrote. “For now, given the historic observe of licensing content material materials by geographic territories, the TV reveals and flicks we offer differ, to varied ranges, by territory. Throughout the meantime, we’re going to proceed to respect and implement content material materials licensing by geographic location.”

At CES 2016, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings launched an development of its streaming service to 130 further worldwide areas, along with Russia and India.  

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