Netflix Started Sending out DMCA Takedown RequestsAdded: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extratorrent.cc, 2016
In an attempt to make pirated copies of its programming harder to find, the popular streaming service has reported thousands of pirate links to Google alone. Industry observers note that Netflix's current position on piracy differs from a few years ago, when it emphasized its benefits.
A few weeks ago, the company intensified its anti-piracy efforts and took an aggressive stance against VPN users. It was clear that the taken measures meant to appease the major movie studios. In addition, Netflix also wanted to limit access to pirated copies of its own original programming. The service has started to report tens of thousands of infringing links to Google, demanding the tech giant to remove them from search results.
Netflix has reported about 72,000 links to allegedly copyright infringing files from torrent and streaming services. Google removed most of the links pointing to content owned by Netflix – for example, such movies as The Ridiculous 6 and A Very Murray Christmas and popular series like House of Cards, Narcos and Sense8.
Unlike other industry players, Netflix only recently joined the game of sending DMCA takedown notices – its first request, which contained more than 3,000 links, was sent in December 2015. The company targets a lot of torrent, streaming and hosting websites. Aside from reporting the pirate links to Google, Netflix also contacts the pirate sites directly. As a result, recent listings for House of Cards and other Netflix programming are frequently removed.
Netflix hopes that its measures will help frustrate pirates enough to convert them into paying customers. In any case, the company changed its mind about piracy, because just a few years ago it didn’t bother Netflix at all.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
|The only frustrated people are Netflix, virtually no measure will stop illegal downloads.|
Stopping VPN? Why? Many who use VPNs are your paying customers, all you are doing Netflix is guaranteeing less income and greater piracy. In a world of High speed, high capacity internet, national borders are all but pointless, and trying to police who 'should' be watching what is pointless.
|any UK users getting blocked by Netflix for using VPNs... i have found that 'Unlocator' operates a beta program that still allows me global content for about £3.75 a month..|
|posted by (2016-03-25 08:05:41)|
|Until Netflix offers ALL the content they have in EVERY country they are in then people will use any means necessary to watch the shows they want to watch.|
|Lol for every link that goes down a new one goes up for every site that goes down a new one goes up. And links that won't show up in google will show up in other search engines like Duck Duck Go|
|you cant stop the future||
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