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Netflix to Crack Down on Australia's Geo-Dodgers

Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016

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Blocks on VPN, proxy and DNS services expected within weeks.

Netflix has revealed plans to crack down on geo-dodgers within weeks, meaning Australians accessing the US version via VPN, proxy or a DNS changer could soon find themselves cut off.

The company’s content delivery architecture vice president David Fullagar said in a blog post that Netflix employs “the same or similar measures other firms do” to counter users accessing content outside their home country.

“This technology continues to evolve and we are evolving with it,” Fullagar said.

“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.”

Fullagar said Netflix’s overarching goal was to license the same content to be available worldwide so consumers can “enjoy all of Netflix without using a proxy”.

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