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Description: Thursday, Netflix announced that it plans to crack down on people using proxy servers to access content that isn’t licensed to be streamed in their country.

Source: Motherboard

Date: January 15, 2016

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Due to the vagaries of licensing agreements with different content providers, not every country’s Netflix catalog is the same—in some cases, it’s not even close. So fans of shows not native to their country of residence have long used proxy servers or VPNs (virtual private networks) to spoof IP addresses, making it look like they’re in the country whose programs they want to watch.

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Questions for discussion:

1. Do you use a proxy server for Netflix or any other service?

2. Why would services such as Netflix include a country-wide restriction to their products?

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