StoryNetflix is running ads, which it insists arenâ€™t ads
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One (sic) upon a time, movies were released in different countries at different times. This could be done because there was no easy way to copy and store away a movie. If you lived in Italy, you could wait up to two years before you saw a popular movie. Then two things happened: it became easy to copy and store movies; and everybody in the world suddenly became interconnected. The regional segregation ended: the only ones to believe that it's still there are the dinosaurs from a past era.
ALP argues the tax on overseas downloads would bring in $350m, more than offsetting the cost of removing the GST on tampons and sanitary padsAustralian state and territory governments would forgo up to $75m in revenue over the four-year budget cycle if they agreed to a fresh push to exempt tampons and pads from the goods and services tax (GST), new figures suggest.But the federal Labor party â€“ which is backing the change â€“ has argued it could be done at the same time as the new $350m â€œNetflix taxâ€ takes effect, meaning the states and territories would be about $275m better off overall. Continue reading...
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The new head of Bell Media is facing backlash on social media after saying it should be socially unacceptable for Canadians to use technological tricks to access U.S. Netflix.
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New head of Bell Media faces backlash on social media over Netflix comment
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Bell Mediaâ€™s new president has a message for Canadians who hide behind virtual private networks to access video streaming services intended for U.S. subscribers, calling the practice â€œstealing just like stealing anything else.â€
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Some services line Netflix have an annoying geolocation restriction that made them unavailable outside the United States. In case of Netflix, this is due to licensing issues. In case of Netflix, it's not a slim difference: do you want to be able to access just over one thousand movies, or would you prefer to have access to over thirteen thousand movies?
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A developer has put together some tools (still under construction) that would allow users to use SteamOS to play Netflix. It's in its early stages, but the developer has made something that Valve hasn't even thought about until now.