saeran: They could try block them if they want (by identifying which IPs are run by VPNs and then blocking those) but then it just becomes a game of cat and mouse. By looks, they don't care, and aren't willing to do that.
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Common sense is not as common as you think.
vexxxboy: do they care where the people are that are giving them money, as long as people are subscribing.
wasabi2k:vexxxboy: do they care where the people are that are giving them money, as long as people are subscribing.
More the studios they license content from...
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geekiegeek:saeran: They could try block them if they want (by identifying which IPs are run by VPNs and then blocking those) but then it just becomes a game of cat and mouse. By looks, they don't care, and aren't willing to do that.
Hulu did this a while back apparently to keep the TV studios happy. Using Astrill VPN it stopped me using a couple of the US endpoints but not all of them. I understand other services just changed IP and all was well again.
Hulu get to look like they are at least trying but its easy to get around so they don't lose all that revenue from overseas users :-)
shk292: As I think I posted in another thread, maybe it's time to stop trying to fix a broken model (geo-specific licensing) and instead implement a new model (geo-indpendent licensing).
It sounds like the Netflix interviewee, unlike the interviewer, realises that the internet is here, is global and is not going to go away. Perhaps Netflix are pressuring the studios to move away from regional licensing. How difficult would it be for all content to be licensed "per subscriber"? The distributors - Netflix, Sky, Quickflix etc could then package it with ads etc at their discretion and sell for a price that makes sense to them. The consumers then choose the distribution package that gives them best value for their needs. Everyone is happy - except the "legacy" distributors who cannot compete in a global market (looking at you Sky)
SepticSceptic: Sony should invest some hard earned cash into setting up anti-VPN geo-locking services for their Playstation Network, and then on-sell that technique to Netflix and other streamers. They'd make zillion dollars.
If it could be done ....