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Netflix Expanding Streaming Service to The UK and Ireland 78

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the turns-out-the-uk-has-its-own-internet dept.
bdking writes "Netflix says it will begin offering streaming video services to customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland early next year. (No DVDs by mail, though. That's so 'Oughts.') The company launched services last month in 43 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean."
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Netflix Expanding Streaming Service to The UK and Ireland

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  • Re:Huh? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by perpenso (1613749) on Tuesday October 25, 2011 @02:19AM (#37828402)
    I suspect available bandwidth to homes and the licensing of content are probably greater barriers than the credit worthiness of the government. Any problems with the former?
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 25, 2011 @03:50AM (#37828744)

    Screw paying to get around geographic IP blockades.
    It's torrents for breakfast, lunch and dinner, until everyone gets with the program. If they never get with the program, then it's torrents forever.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 25, 2011 @04:58AM (#37828964)

    Screw paying to get around geographic IP blockades.
    It's torrents for breakfast, lunch and dinner, until everyone gets with the program. If they never get with the program, then it's torrents forever.

    Amen brother.
    Instead of progressing forward and using "the digital" to its full extent we're going backwards.
    Take for instance books : physical books I can buy anywhere and have them shipped to my country. Try making the same thing with e-books. On amazon.uk some e-books are available only to uk customers. Really ? Who the fuck comes up with this shit ?
    Torrents forever, not only for video but for books and anything else thats ip locked.

  • by xenobyte (446878) on Tuesday October 25, 2011 @06:00AM (#37829186)

    Couldn't agree more!

    I live in Denmark and I don't mind paying for music, tv-series and movies. My 6.000+ CDs and 3.000+ DVDs and blu-rays should testify to that. But I absolutely refuse to wait for someone to 'buy rights' or whatever here in my country before I can watch new stuff. If I can't get it legally, I'll have to get it illegally. I have the money in my hand. I want to pay for it. But I can't. Get with the program! - Put your stuff up for sale before someone steals it and gives it away for free!

    There's countless of VPN services that basically live on two stupidities:

    - Geo-discrimination. If you live the wrong place, there's something you'll have to wait for (maybe forever), that others have already got.
    - Suing your customers. The copyright owners spend a lot of effort tracking down 'violators' of their rights and sue them.

    VPN allows you to both hide and pretend you're somewhere that you're not.

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