Thoughts on legality of accessing Netflix outside the USA
There’s been a lot of discussion over the last few days on the legality of accessing Netflix in New Zealand by using unblocking tools. Earlier this week, the major content license holder – SKY – stopped an ISP from advertising its services which allow region unblocking on the TV network.
There’s been lots of back and forth over the legality of doing so based on our current, vague laws and if you could be caught. It’s ridiculous.
Essentially, it’s a grey area.
Here’s my thoughts on the matter and why I’ll continue to use these tools to access things like Netflix and Hulu:
- There’s no evidence this is actually illegal.
- It’s extremely unlikely a case against you to actually reach the courts as it’s almost undetectable.
- Any case against you seems to be highly unlikely to stand up in court without a law change.
- The options...
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