Netflix and VPN’s

Netflix is having a hard time convincing people that blocking subscribers that use VPN’s is the way to go. Earlier on this month an internet advocacy group called Open media issued a petition to the company to stop blocking subscribers that use a VPN to watch their movies. Netflix decided to block VPN’s to protect the companies that supply them with content.  Open media on the other hand are arguing that Netlfix could simply avoid customers from border hopping by filtering them through their online credit card forms rather than blocking customers who use VPN’s. This will be done automatically by not accepting clients that reside in a country not allowed by Netflix. According to Netflix’s CEO Reed Hastings, the number of people complaining about VPN’s crackdown is too small and insignificant.

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