Netflix to stop customers from bypassing country restrictions

Washington, Jan.15 (ANI): American multinational provider of on-demand Internet streaming media Netflix announced Friday that it will be taking new steps to stop customers from streaming content that’s only available outside their own country.

The company’s vice president of content delivery architecture, David Fullagar, was quoted by The Verge, as saying that customers using proxies and un-blockers will only be able to access the service in the country in which they reside.

In the blog post, Fullagar, also said that he was confident that the change in policy at Netflix would not impact members who were not using proxies.

Fullagar further stated that the internet streaming industry still had a long way to go insofar as offering people the same films and TV series everywhere.

He said most of the new original shows on Netflix will be available globally on day one, but added that licensed films and television shows pose a bigger challenge.

For a start, Fullagar said Netflix will block IP addresses associated with popular VPN and proxy services similar to the way Tor is sometimes blocked. (ANI)

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