Netflix to clamp down on VPN clients

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

Netflix to clamp down on VPN users

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

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The company doesn’t give any information on the best way it intends to dam VPNs, although this may 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 obtainable globally:

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

At CES 2016, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings launched an enlargement of its streaming service to 130 additional nations, along with Russia and India.  

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