Thursday July 2, 2020

Shut up and take my money

Last month saw news of Netflix’s plan to actually enforce a policy it always officially had. Users of the streaming service who wanted to see a movie or TV show not available on Netflix Ireland would be punished, with their accounts potentially suspe

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

1st February, 2015

The reason was officially due to Netflix’s terms and services already stating such practices were beyond the pale. The crackdown, however, appears to have been influenced by content providers being upset at users accessing content they weren’t supposed to access.

Aside from the intellectual property debate, there is a strong argument in favour of content makers wanting such action taken. They want accurate records of who watches what and where. VPN...

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