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[–] Bobo_Palermo 2 points 26 points (+28|-2) ago 

Please donate to these guys. They're one of the only groups fighting for your rights on a large scale.

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[–] Womb_Raider 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

Seconded. I'm really hesitant to trust them and I usually fact check their statements, but so far they're a pretty good group.

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[–] NeedMoarGuitars 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

I have to give a third vote. The EFF fights for openness and first amendment rights for Americans and by proxy the world. They are a brave and innovative outfit.

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[–] bruinsdude 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Anything you buy from amazon, go to smile.amazon.com instead and choose EFF to donate to. They get a small amount, but its definitely something. Also sign up to be a recurring donor. I got a sweet shirt for donating too.

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[–] daskapitalist 2 points 20 points (+22|-2) ago  (edited ago)

DRM can blow a goat. Want me to voluntarily pay for your product? Make it easily accessible in the format I choose. Streaming, mailed discs, whatever. And release that stuff in entire seasons at once, with no commercials, and in all formats around the same time.

This is why I pay Netflix, and could care less about the movie and television industry's copyrights.

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[–] ninjai 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

If the current Netflix platform falls I'll just more heavily rely on the proven methods... Aka "piracy"

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[–] Owoc 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Doesn't Netflix apply DRM (HDCP) to most of their streams?

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[–] brucethemoose 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Their video streams are encrypted, yes. But that's not a big deal unless you care about video quality.

HDCP is A/V cable DRM, and Netflix has nothing to do with that.

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[–] cattarhero 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

Uh, Netflix didn't switch to streaming, Netflix added streaming. Netflix is still mailing videos to millions of customers, like me.

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[–] PeacefulAssassin 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I do both I stream and get the dvds by mail.

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[–] Satchmo 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I didn't flinch at that part, I just assumed they meant that they switched their primary business model to steaming. I mean they went from over 20 million to under 5 million dvd subscribers or something in only a few years. Anyway, you are of course correct.

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[–] pcdude 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Oh you clickbaity title

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[–] Norm85 [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I agree.

I did think about changing the title from the original when submitting, but I try not to editorialise. In this case, perhaps that was the wrong choice as the issue here is not about netflix, but the W3C putting up barriers to the next industry disrupter.

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[–] pcdude 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It's not the bad sort necessarily.

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[–] 4836274? 3 points 6 points (+9|-3) ago 

Netflix can go suck eggs. They don't want me as a customer because I use a VPN.

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[–] joncash 2 points 18 points (+20|-2) ago 

That's victim blaming. Netflix was told by the studios either you block VPN or we will remove all of our movies. It's one of the reasons they became their own studio, so their shows don't have to suffer that problem. Telling Netflix to suck an egg because people beat them into submission is just wrong.

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[–] TheTrigger 3 points 9 points (+12|-3) ago  (edited ago)

Next thing, he'll be saying that Netflix was asking for it by having such a pretty UI and shamelessly flaunting it; clearly they brought it on themselves.

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[–] the-gerbil-in-my-bum 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

so your suggesting to keep paying for a useless service because reality kicked them in the face? when did we get so many faggots?

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[–] bobcall 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

There is also the whole DRM requirement, among other things. I can't sympathize with Netflix in this case because they have done more harm than good in the realm of art and media. They continue to perpetuate a model of censorship, restriction of user freedom and the stifling of innovation. Until the EME (Encrypted Media Extensions) are removed from the HTML5 spec, they won't get my sympathy on any front.

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[–] brother_tempus 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Government created problem

From the article :

Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, a law from the last millennium, endangers anyone who tampers with or removes digital locks, even for legal reasons.

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[–] softdown 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Most are. It is what they do.

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[–] OmicronPersei8 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It looks like the corporations have infiltrated the W3C

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[–] Gardmeria 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Netflix already gets my money

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