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Netflix To Block Overseas Access via DNS and VPN Servers

You can no longer unblock us...

by Phil Hinton Jan 16, 2016


  • Following on from their announcement during CES 2016 where the company stated that they are launching Netflix worldwide into 190 countries in 2016, they are also evolving their proxy detection capabilities.

    In a statement on their website dated the 14th of January, Netflix set out that they are trying to make sure that all territories will hopefully get the same content over time. They admit that there are differences in the service available in different areas of the globe and that users use proxies and ‘unblock’ services to access content outside their geographic territories, which is not licensed to be shown on Netflix in that country.

    The statement continues that Netflix will be employing the same or similar measures other firms do to stop the practice and that it will continue to evolve. This will result in it becoming much harder to use unblocking services to access other regions of Netflix and that the company is serious about protecting content and adhering to licensing contracts for their service. We just hope that Netflix is true to its word in providing a more consistent global service going forward.

    You can read the full statement here and thanks to forum member Pokey800 for the heads-up on this one.

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