Netflix, stop your VPN crackdown: 45,000 people

OpenMedia has sent a letter to Netflix after its petition asking the company to stop blocking virtual private network (VPN) users hit 45,000 signatures.

Netflix announced earlier in 2016 that it was cracking down on VPN users and subscribers who use unblocking services to access regionally-restricted content.

In its letter, OpenMedia said Netflix’s stance on VPN usage is a concern for its privacy-conscious supporters, who use VPNs to protect their privacy.

“We shouldn’t have to choose between Netflix and privacy,” said OpenMedia.

“We do understand that you have contractual obligations to the rights-holders whose content you distribute, but we believe that there are better ways for you to respect creators and enforce your geographic restrictions.”

OpenMedia’s letter is embedded below, courtesy of TorrentFreak.

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