After all this talk of a crackdown on region jumping Netflix users the CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings, has come out saying that he doesn’t think that there is much of an issue with people avoiding regional restrictions.
His focus is instead on pushing for global licensing of content to make geo-blocking of content a thing of the past.
It’s easy to guess which side of the fence I am on. As a firm supporter of the idea that accessible and affordable content is the best way to combat piracy I am hoping the licence holders start listening to Mr Hastings!
And can we please stop referring to region hopping as “VPN piracy” guys. The content is still being paid for, and it proves the customers are willing to pay more for a better selection.
ENTERTAINMENT Netflix Doesn’t Think VPN Piracy Is A Big Problem (source Gizmodo Australia)