The FPB is gunning for Netflix in SA

Bradley Prior

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The FPB is gunning for Netflix in SA

The Film and Publication Board (FPB) has said that the new Films and Publications Amendment Bill will let it take action against distributors who do not comply with its regulations.

While it stops short of naming Netflix directly, the international streaming company has been a vocal opponent of the FPB's attempts to charge content distributors who operate online an annual "licence fee".
 

stefan9

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FPB can go away. Don't need them or any other censorship board.
 

lkswan747

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So government has to find ways to force people to go back to the SABC! They are screwing all forms of freedom just to protect their pathetic interests. "Screw the consumer, they are just there to look after us"
 

Rocket-Boy

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The FPB doesnt care in the least about protecting viewers, its just another money grab backed by legislation.
Typical SA thinking they can call the shots and the rest of the world must bend to their will.
 

S.Claus

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If they keep messing with Netflix they will simply withdraw from South Africa.
 

Jopie Fourie

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Netflix also warned that over-regulating content can cause price increases
Don't care and do not need Netflix either. Everything they have is freely available online. 1c increase, they lose my membership and no issues with buying 2 or 3 new 10TB HDDs.
 

LazyLion

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The FPB can't gun for anything, their arsenal includes a wet noodle and banana piel.
 

R13...

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Don't care and do not need Netflix either. Everything they have is freely available online. 1c increase, they lose my membership and no issues with buying 2 or 3 new 10TB HDDs.
If you don't need Netflix then why do you subscribe? You've previously claimed to rely on IPTV for your needs and also had TB worth of content on local storage, well which is it?
 
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