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Netflix begins VPN crackdown?

Netflix begins VPN crackdown?

Netflix begins VPN crackdown?

File sharing news site  TorrentFreak is reporting that Netflix is now blocking some subscribers who access its content using VPN services, seeking to bypass geographical restrictions and/or access greater or alternative content sources.

TorrentFreak are reporting that the changes are the result of pressure from movie studios seeking greater control over who consumes their content internationally.

“This is a brand new development. A few weeks ago we received the first report from a handful of clients that Netflix blocked access due to VPN or proxy usage. This is the very first time I’ve ever heard Netflix displaying this type of error message to a VPN user,” explains TorGuard’s Ben Van der Pelt, quoted by TorrentFreak.

Licensing obstacles means Netflix is currently only available in a few dozen countries, all of which offer viewers alternative content libraries.

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