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Re: Netflix Under Fire from Korean Media
« Reply #40 on: February 02, 2016, 01:03:19 PM »
Netflix is planning to crack down on many users accessing the USA Netflix using VPNs.

http://www.wired.com/2016/01/netflixs-vpn-ban-isnt-good-for-anyone-especially-netflix/

That rumor's been floating around for years, including recently when Netflix went international. I hope it doesn't happen, but frankly, I'll believe it when I see it. If it does happen, then VPNs will just find new ways to get around it. The only way to block VPNs in the first place (as far as I know) is to block common VPN ISP addresses, so getting around a VPN block could just be as simple as using a different server, and some VPNs have hundreds of servers to choose from.

With things like Kodi/XBMC out there, I might just cancel my Netflix subscription if they decide to block VPNs. Even if there's an easy way around the block, I'd consider cancelling just on principle and sticking with Kodi. If companies are so determined to prevent me from paying for their content, I'm more than happy to use alternative methods to watch it for free. It's their loss, not mine.

I don't know what VPNs you guys are using but I haven't been able to access American Netflix through my VPN for almost a couple weeks now.  No matter which server/location I choose it seems to know that I am using a VPN and tells me to shut it down to continue.  After reading some articles about it, it appears that Netflix is using some secret way to detect VPNs but I'm sure people will figure out a way around it if they haven't already.

Yeah - same thing has happened to me. The only solution I've seen discussed is to pay for your own, dedicated USA IP address, as Neflix is blacklisting known VPN IP addresses.

I've been using my family's netflix subscription so rather than pay for a dedicated IP address (costs as much as a 6-month VPN subscription), I'm just going to check out Kodi or Smartflix.

Really? Damn, that's pretty weak. I haven't had any issues, and I use a VPN to access content from US Netflix and Japanese Netflix. I haven't gotten any notifications or anything yet (knock on wood!). Like I said, though, if I do start having issues with it, it'll be no sweat off my back to just cancel my Netflix subscription.

The only reason I still use it now instead of just using Kodi/XBMC or torrents all the time is I like to pay for my content when I can, but if the production companies want to make it more and more difficult for me to pay for their products, then I just won't. If they don't want my money, I'm more than happy to not give it to them.

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Re: Netflix Under Fire from Korean Media
« Reply #41 on: February 02, 2016, 01:26:28 PM »
I just used my VPN to was The 100 on Netflix Canada yesterday no problem. The 100 is a Netflix original in Canada so I get new episode the next day while with other Netflix services I have to wait until they put the whole season on the service when all episodes have been shown in the US.


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Re: Netflix Under Fire from Korean Media
« Reply #42 on: February 02, 2016, 01:45:10 PM »

Um, your misogyny is really inappropriate and offensive. You have absolutely no right to refer to women in that way.

You're right, I'm sorry..

I meant, those super classy women, who get their way to the top by means of talent and pure will to persevere through a tough competitive environment. They really are role models for today's youth, and I'm so proud of them. I also really appreciate how they teach young children how they should be viewed, and what is valuable to their male counter parts.

Yeah, because I'm sure all of those women chose that as their career path in elementary school and are thrilled to be doing that kind of work...

What a condescending and insensitive comment.  No one is saying you have to approve of that lifestyle, but there's no need to go around degrading people who are (or maybe have no choice in) living it either.  You certainly have a "right" to refer to women as "f*cking sluts", but you only make yourself look like a completely pig-headed tw*t by saying it. :undecided:

(Not to mention there are plenty of men in that industry as well...) :rolleyes:

Oh, they're sluts too.  ;D

From Oxford's English Dictionary:
Slut - a woman who has many sexual partners

It's a derogatory term specific to women, and is rather specific in saying it means she sleeps around with multiple men.  Just because a girl is working in a strip club doesn't mean she's sleeping with multiple men there.  Correlation is not causation. :rolleyes:

Why don't we just not use degrading and derogatory terms for people we don't even know who live lives we don't understand or (I'm guessing) have experience with? :undecided:

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Re: Netflix Under Fire from Korean Media
« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2016, 01:51:14 PM »
This is one of the worst articles from the KT and that's saying something. I tried posting this in their article comments section, but it keeps thinking I'm spamming it. Feel free to copy-paste.

Who wrote this article?
Who is this "industry source"?
What "X-rated" content is on Netflix? They don't show porn.
Why is there no hit-piece on Korean VOD services that require the exact same thing, or at the very least, an easily-swiped RRN?

Your first answer's right there at the bottom:

Quote from: The UFO Times
The U.S. giant holds around 75 million users around the globe in 190 countries. The company has not released the number of users per country, but the release of the service in Seoul has been cited as industry watchers as a significant change in the local video-streaming market. (Yonhap)

Yep, it's the gummy mint funded news wire.
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Re: Netflix Under Fire from Korean Media
« Reply #44 on: February 02, 2016, 02:06:28 PM »
Netflix is planning to crack down on many users accessing the USA Netflix using VPNs.

http://www.wired.com/2016/01/netflixs-vpn-ban-isnt-good-for-anyone-especially-netflix/

That rumor's been floating around for years, including recently when Netflix went international. I hope it doesn't happen, but frankly, I'll believe it when I see it. If it does happen, then VPNs will just find new ways to get around it. The only way to block VPNs in the first place (as far as I know) is to block common VPN ISP addresses, so getting around a VPN block could just be as simple as using a different server, and some VPNs have hundreds of servers to choose from.

With things like Kodi/XBMC out there, I might just cancel my Netflix subscription if they decide to block VPNs. Even if there's an easy way around the block, I'd consider cancelling just on principle and sticking with Kodi. If companies are so determined to prevent me from paying for their content, I'm more than happy to use alternative methods to watch it for free. It's their loss, not mine.

I don't know what VPNs you guys are using but I haven't been able to access American Netflix through my VPN for almost a couple weeks now.  No matter which server/location I choose it seems to know that I am using a VPN and tells me to shut it down to continue.  After reading some articles about it, it appears that Netflix is using some secret way to detect VPNs but I'm sure people will figure out a way around it if they haven't already.

Yeah - same thing has happened to me. The only solution I've seen discussed is to pay for your own, dedicated USA IP address, as Neflix is blacklisting known VPN IP addresses.

I've been using my family's netflix subscription so rather than pay for a dedicated IP address (costs as much as a 6-month VPN subscription), I'm just going to check out Kodi or Smartflix.

Really? Damn, that's pretty weak. I haven't had any issues, and I use a VPN to access content from US Netflix and Japanese Netflix. I haven't gotten any notifications or anything yet (knock on wood!). Like I said, though, if I do start having issues with it, it'll be no sweat off my back to just cancel my Netflix subscription.

The only reason I still use it now instead of just using Kodi/XBMC or torrents all the time is I like to pay for my content when I can, but if the production companies want to make it more and more difficult for me to pay for their products, then I just won't. If they don't want my money, I'm more than happy to not give it to them.

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Re: Netflix Under Fire from Korean Media
« Reply #45 on: February 02, 2016, 02:48:45 PM »
Netflix is planning to crack down on many users accessing the USA Netflix using VPNs.

http://www.wired.com/2016/01/netflixs-vpn-ban-isnt-good-for-anyone-especially-netflix/

That rumor's been floating around for years, including recently when Netflix went international. I hope it doesn't happen, but frankly, I'll believe it when I see it. If it does happen, then VPNs will just find new ways to get around it. The only way to block VPNs in the first place (as far as I know) is to block common VPN ISP addresses, so getting around a VPN block could just be as simple as using a different server, and some VPNs have hundreds of servers to choose from.

With things like Kodi/XBMC out there, I might just cancel my Netflix subscription if they decide to block VPNs. Even if there's an easy way around the block, I'd consider cancelling just on principle and sticking with Kodi. If companies are so determined to prevent me from paying for their content, I'm more than happy to use alternative methods to watch it for free. It's their loss, not mine.

I don't know what VPNs you guys are using but I haven't been able to access American Netflix through my VPN for almost a couple weeks now.  No matter which server/location I choose it seems to know that I am using a VPN and tells me to shut it down to continue.  After reading some articles about it, it appears that Netflix is using some secret way to detect VPNs but I'm sure people will figure out a way around it if they haven't already.

Yeah - same thing has happened to me. The only solution I've seen discussed is to pay for your own, dedicated USA IP address, as Neflix is blacklisting known VPN IP addresses.

I've been using my family's netflix subscription so rather than pay for a dedicated IP address (costs as much as a 6-month VPN subscription), I'm just going to check out Kodi or Smartflix.

Really? Damn, that's pretty weak. I haven't had any issues, and I use a VPN to access content from US Netflix and Japanese Netflix. I haven't gotten any notifications or anything yet (knock on wood!). Like I said, though, if I do start having issues with it, it'll be no sweat off my back to just cancel my Netflix subscription.

The only reason I still use it now instead of just using Kodi/XBMC or torrents all the time is I like to pay for my content when I can, but if the production companies want to make it more and more difficult for me to pay for their products, then I just won't. If they don't want my money, I'm more than happy to not give it to them.

Use hola unblocker for netflix... it's free and it worked for me as of yesterday. https://hola.org/

no no no no no don't use Hola, it is wildly unsafe. Even with whatever firewall and security you're using, you open yourself up to a whole host of scary things. Here's a ton of info on why you shouldn't.

TLDR: for all VPN's"If it's free, you are product being sold".

https://www.reddit.com/r/netflix/comments/37jwdo/all_do_not_use_hola_you_become_an_unwitting_exit/

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Re: Netflix Under Fire from Korean Media
« Reply #46 on: February 02, 2016, 02:56:04 PM »
My middle school students already know where and how to view porn.  They're always going to be three steps ahead of the idiots in government. 

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Re: Netflix Under Fire from Korean Media
« Reply #47 on: February 02, 2016, 03:16:30 PM »
My middle school students already know where and how to view porn.  They're always going to be three steps ahead of the idiots in government. 

"What did you guys do this weekend?"

"Teacher, Min-ho watch AV!" *uses hands to signify a woman's ample chest*

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Re: Netflix Under Fire from Korean Media
« Reply #48 on: February 02, 2016, 03:28:33 PM »
My middle school students already know where and how to view porn.  They're always going to be three steps ahead of the idiots in government. 

"What did you guys do this weekend?"

"Teacher, Min-ho watch AV!" *uses hands to signify a woman's ample chest*

I'm gonna one-up you with the elementary fourth grade boy I was teaching last year who looked me in the eye and said "two girls, one cup".

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Re: Netflix Under Fire from Korean Media
« Reply #49 on: February 03, 2016, 06:32:10 AM »
I guarantee most of this 'uproar' is from Helen Lovejoys of Korea. Their husbands are mumbling along "Netflix bad" while setting the DVR for one of those x-rated programs. Heck it would be a great publicity stunt by netflix to draw in the perverted henpecked ajosshi crowd.

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Re: Netflix Under Fire from Korean Media
« Reply #50 on: February 03, 2016, 11:10:05 AM »
If netflix are forced to use the same verification system that YouTube currently uses I will personally assassinate Park Geun Hye or whomever is responsible for enforcing it.

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Re: Netflix Under Fire from Korean Media
« Reply #51 on: February 03, 2016, 02:32:15 PM »
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So Netflix not protecting teens from adult content is bad, but those flyers advertising sexual services that guys on motorbikes fling around elementary schools is perfectly ok.
I really wonder if you people ever listen to yourselves..

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I don't think they are taking into consideration that their 19 is "our" 17.... which is just a year older than 16.  They are trying their best to make it sound worse than it really is.
Hello pot, meet kettle.

This is pretty good to somehow get 19 to equate to 16, you must have been a joy in math class. I'm sure your teachers are still in therapy.

Why not say it's just 2 years older than 15, I mean really work that. or 7 years older than 10.


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Re: Netflix Under Fire from Korean Media
« Reply #52 on: February 03, 2016, 02:51:00 PM »
If netflix are forced to use the same verification system that YouTube currently uses I will personally assassinate Park Geun Hye or whomever is responsible for enforcing it.

IP address recorded.  Reported to the Republic of Korea Cyber Security Defense Unit.

Haha. Hope they have a nice time in Frankfurt.  :P

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Re: Netflix Under Fire from Korean Media
« Reply #53 on: February 03, 2016, 03:04:48 PM »
If netflix are forced to use the same verification system that YouTube currently uses I will personally assassinate Park Geun Hye or whomever is responsible for enforcing it.

IP address recorded.  Reported to the Republic of Korea Cyber Security Defense Unit.

Haha. Hope they have a nice time in Frankfurt.  :P

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Re: Netflix Under Fire from Korean Media
« Reply #54 on: February 03, 2016, 08:12:26 PM »
Not surprising. The Korean answer to  outside competition/successful products and ideas by non-Koreans is to copy or kill them in the Korean marketplace. It is why the prices for inferior things are high here. They keep out all the things that might expose their inferior items..and the sheeple fall for it hook, line and sinker.

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Re: Netflix Under Fire from Korean Media
« Reply #55 on: February 05, 2016, 03:39:26 PM »
Netflix is nice , but Kodi is quite incredible.  ;D pleasseeee use it!
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« Reply #56 on: February 20, 2016, 09:40:56 PM »
Maybe due to this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFw51uedoZs

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2016/01/133_196444.html

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Re: Netflix Under Fire from Korean Media
« Reply #57 on: February 22, 2016, 09:14:51 AM »
Not surprising. The Korean answer to  outside competition/successful products and ideas by non-Koreans is to copy or kill them in the Korean marketplace. It is why the prices for inferior things are high here. They keep out all the things that might expose their inferior items..and the sheeple fall for it hook, line and sinker.

To be honest, I appreciate this about Korean society.  I wish America would do more to support American made products and businesses.  I am not an economist, but I like the idea of the government trying to support local business and companies in their own country.

I am against keeping out foreign companies.  For instance, if Korean stopped Netflix in this country, I would be upset.  However, if they made Netflix charge more for their services.  Another example is what they do with their car industry (charge more for insurance and cost of foreign made cars).  I really like that. 

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« Reply #58 on: February 22, 2016, 03:11:56 PM »
Not surprising. The Korean answer to  outside competition/successful products and ideas by non-Koreans is to copy or kill them in the Korean marketplace. It is why the prices for inferior things are high here. They keep out all the things that might expose their inferior items..and the sheeple fall for it hook, line and sinker.

To be honest, I appreciate this about Korean society.  I wish America would do more to support American made products and businesses.  I am not an economist, but I like the idea of the government trying to support local business and companies in their own country.

I am against keeping out foreign companies.  For instance, if Korean stopped Netflix in this country, I would be upset.  However, if they made Netflix charge more for their services.  Another example is what they do with their car industry (charge more for insurance and cost of foreign made cars).  I really like that.

Why?  This simply limits all choice for the consumer, so they have to choose between value and safety, when there is no reason why they can't have both.  Charging more for foreign vehicles (due to absurd taxes) is one thing, but then to charge more to insure is morally unfair (especially when the price difference is caused by tax and charges imposed by the governement).  Koreans have already been brainwashed into thinking Korean is better, and as such (in cases such as beef) they can charge ludicrous amounts for a product that is at beston on par with similar products, but far inferior to others (Australian beef is miles better, but no Korean will admit that - i am not Australian).  Think about it, how many times have you heard Koreans argue against Korean made things?


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Re: Netflix Under Fire from Korean Media
« Reply #59 on: February 22, 2016, 03:17:59 PM »
I remember my wife asking me why I wasn't thinking about buying a Ford or Chrysler a few years ago back home.


'Are you serious?' I replied.

'North American cars suck!'

She smiled, then asked what I preferred.

'German or Japanese.  Everything else isn't worth the money'.

She laughed pretty hard at that.