Netflix VPN block is go!
We've spoken about this a couple of times before, but now the crackdown is real.
Of course, this isn't the fault of Netflix per se - it is those pesky licensing agreements, which come from the studios and show-makers themselves, leaving Netflix with tied hands.
Netflix are looking at banning users who jump through loopholes to get at the content people in other countries have access to, within the next seven days.
However, knowing that this is tremendously irksome, there's a small ray of light, as Netflix bosses are looking at expanding the licensing agreements to around the world, as soon as they possibly can. Seeing as their video streaming service is now available in 130 countries, this is good news for a lot of couch-potatoes.
Vice president of content delivery, David Fullagar, says: "If all of our content were globally available, there wouldn't be a reason for members to use proxies or “unblockers” to fool our systems into thinking they’re in a different country than they’re actually in."
"In the meantime, we will continue to respect and enforce content licensing by geographic location."
So, while it is annoying, it also isn't quite the fault of Netflix. Let us just hope that the studios get their arses in gear and start freeing up all those lovely films, so everyone can watch them. If they don't, there's going to more people illegally downloading them to get at them, so it's their choice really.
If you're wanting help with what to watch on Netflix, here's a great tool we stumbled across, which should sort you out.