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Netflix Executive Admits a VPN-Blocking Policy Might Be Impossible To Enforce

An anonymous reader writes: Netflix’s chief product officer Neil Hunt has admitted that the company has ‘no magic solution’ to subscribers who use VPNs to access content not licensed for their geographical region, commenting that ‘It’s likely to always be a cat-and-mouse game’. Hunt notes that Netflix can only rely on lists of VPN IP addresses, and that these can easily be changed. However since Netflix subscribers pay for the service via geographically linked credit and debit cards, this article wonders if Netflix really believes that hundreds of thousands of their subscribers are permanently in migration or on holiday — and also that venerable old VPN IP addresses — ones so well-known that they are routinely challenged by services such as CloudFlare — never seem to have any trouble connecting to a Netflix account.


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