|Netflix has already taken action against people using VPNs and proxies. Now it takes efforts to stop its subscribers accessing geo-blocked content. As part of these efforts, Netflix is now blocking people who use IPv4 to IPv6 tunnel brokers, even if they do so legitimately.
It is widely known that Netflix users aren’t treated equally – due to licensing deals with content providers, different regions in the world are granted access to different levels of content. For example, the US subscribers usually get the best deal from a choice perspective while subscribers in, say, Australia are offered much more shallow libraries.
This is why subscribers from all over the world have been trying to gain access to the forbidden content of the Netflix library intended for US users. They could do it via VPNs and proxies, but Netflix ended this practice earlier this year by blocking the subscribers using these services. However, there are other methods to circumvent Netflix blocks – for example, using a tunnel broker, an online service providing the user with a network tunnel. An IPv6 tunnel broker provides users with a modern IPv6 tunnel to sites via the much older IPv4 protocol.
Now Netflix decided to take action against such brokers as well. According to numerous reports, the company has now blocked users of one of the tunnel brokers from accessing its services.
Understandably Netflix is responding to pressure from copyright holders. However, there’s no change in the current situation even when copyright holders are not involved. The steaming service previously indicated it wanted to create its own shows, which can be accessed anywhere in the world without issues. But even these shows cannot be accessed via the tunnel brokers.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Thursday, June 9th, 2016
|Long live torrents|
|posted by (2016-06-10 08:04:52)|
|And they wonder why we go to file sharing site.|
|I got my PIA principally for Arrow and The Flash, plus Bates Motel.|
I heard some official channel in the UK aired some of Arrow - and then dropped showing anymore. How chit is that!? Screw em. I'm not alone since I have seen Arrow/The Flash have around a quarter of a million seeders on ET for one release.
|...and you wonder why people use torrents? This isn't really Netflix fault but the typical licensing problems and copyright that gets in the way, those dirtbag CEOs gotta get their cut after all, can't let some random guy in New Zealand watch the latest US shows without someone paying some serious $.|
|Methinks Netflix should get with the times. The day of censorship is well and truly over. They should just open the gates and let those who pay watch whatever they frakking want instead of wasting money on trying to stop paying customers. Censorship of paying customers depending on location....how frigging ridiculous.|
And I agree with you totally Tsuka.
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