प्रवाह सेवा इतर क्षेत्रांमध्ये परवाना सामग्री पाहणे अशा Hola म्हणून प्रॉक्सी आणि VPN सेवा वापरून त्या प्रतिबंध होईल
Netflix इतर देशांतून व्हिडिओ पाहण्यासाठी अशा प्रॉक्सी किंवा VPN च्या सारखी साधने वापरू कोण सदस्य कडक कारवाई करणे योजना जाहीर केली आहे.
करत त्यामुळे वापरकर्त्यांना शीर्षके एक किती मोठ्या निवड प्रवेश देते, सामग्री प्रदाते करार Netflix आहे ब्रेकिंग तसेच - पण सेवा Netflix च्या अटी तोडल्या.
एक वक्तव्यात, Netflix उपाध्यक्ष डेव्हिड Fullagar सांगितले: "काही सदस्य त्यांच्या प्रदेश बाहेर प्रवेश शीर्षके प्रॉक्सी किंवा उपलब्ध 'unblockers' वापरा. या पत्त्यावर, आम्ही इतर कंपन्या त्याच किंवा तत्सम उपाय कामावर. This technology continues to evolve and we are evolving with it.
“That means in coming weeks, those using proxies and unblockers will only be able to access the service in the country where they currently are. We are confident this change won’t impact members not using proxies.”
Proxies and VPNs are tools which route a user’s internet connection through a third party before eventually connecting to the internet. They are commonly used to mask the IP address, and thus physical location, of a web user’s computer.
The services are popular among Netflix users, particularly those outside of the US, because they allow access to video that Netflix has licensed for other countries but not their own. कधी कधी, the motivation is to access media that Netflix hasn’t licensed for multiple countries due to a lack of demand (उदाहरणार्थ, a Korean émigré may want to watch shows from their home country, which haven’t been licensed for British audiences due to a lack of demand); but more commonly, the drive is simply that the US version of Netflix, thanks to its larger market, has a significantly better selection of English-language media than other regions.
The use of proxies was also particularly popular in countries where the service hadn’t officially launched, जसे (until recently) Australia and New Zealand. But part of the motivation for Netflix finally cracking down on the use of proxies seems to be its announcement this month that it would be launching worldwide, to every nation other than China, सीरिया, North Korea and Crimea.
Fullagar wrote that “We are making progress in licensing content across the world and, as of last week, now offer the Netflix service in 190 देश, but we have a ways to go before we can offer people the same films and TV series everywhere.
“Over time, we anticipate being able to do so. आता, given the historic practice of licensing content by geographic territories, the TV shows and movies we offer differ, to varying degrees, by territory. In the meantime, we will continue to respect and enforce content licensing by geographic location.”
Last January, Netflix was forced to deny rumours that it had launched a crackdown on users of VPN services after reports of blocked access. वेळी, the company said it was using “industry standard methods to prevent illegal VPN use”, and the vast majority of VPN users continued to be able to watch region-locked content without issues.
But increasing pressure from content providers, who only grant Netflix the rights to stream certain content in certain locales, could be the reason for the change in policy. While Netflix has historically benefited from income from users who paid to access locked content, it now has to play nice worldwide in order to build up large libraries in its hundred-plus new nations.
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