Netflix Cracks Down on Viewers Spoofing Location to Access Foreign Shows

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Netflix is taking steps to stop users from faking their location to get access to foreign shows and movies, NBC News reported.

Using online tools called proxies or virtual private networks allows users to go around copyright protections, which content providers don’t like.

Netflix’s policy has been laissez-faire, but in a blog post Thursday, the company says technology is now being used to prevent the use of these tools. 

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