Netflix’s terms have always blocked tools that allowed customers from other countries to watch films and TV programmes from other countries, a spokesperson said yesterday, as the company was reported to have blocked the use of such technology.
Users said yesterday that Netflix should expect lots of cancellations after the company cracked down on users that circumvented geolocation restrictions, apparently under pressure from movie studios to uphold licensing rules.
But such rules and preventative measures have always been in place, a spokesperson told The Independent.
"We employ industry standard measures to prevent this kind of use," Evers said. That is the same kind of technology that is used by traditional broadcasters to stop the viewing of video outside of licensed locations — such as those used by the BBC to stop their coverage of the Olympic Games being watched outside of the UK.
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