The Netflix war against VPN providers is just getting started.
The US internet streaming service has now struck a major blow to the net neutrality sector in collaboration with payment provider PayPal. This is because they are removing payment services to companies selling VPN services with immediate effect. This isnt good for either the VPN providers or their customers. It also means customers subscriptions will be cancelled and will need reactivated.
Netflix has successfully blocked hundreds of VPN networks from accessing its streaming services over the past few months. Because they have taken these measures this has clearly shown Netflix are a company without any consideration for privacy, security and net neutrality.
Liberty Shield (Scothosts Ltd / UK Proxy Server) was emailed on 10th August 2016 by the popular payment provider. They advised us that they were limiting our use of their service. Also stating that we would no longer be able to take new or reoccurring payments via their service. Furthermore there is no way to appeal this decision.
Paypal & Netflix versus VPNs
Whilst you would imagine payment providers would seek to remain neutral. Also, it seems the Hollywood cartel have had a gruelling war with P2P services. Consequently they have now turned their wrath to any service that may even potentially reduce their global control of the entertainment market.
By using their terms and conditions in support of a company like Netflix. PayPal have entered new territory as people’s rights to privacy are continually squeezed:
Under the PayPal Acceptable Use Policy. PayPal may not be used to:
- send or receive payments for items that infringe or violate any
- copyright, trademark, right of publicity or privacy
- or any other proprietary right under the laws of any jurisdiction.
This includes transactions for any device or technological measure that
- descrambles a scrambled work
- decrypts an encrypted work
- or otherwise avoids, bypasses, removes, deactivates, or impairs a technological measure without the authority of the copyright owner.
Liberty Shield are in the process of contacting all customers who subscribe to our services via PayPal. We are advising them of the steps to take to switch to our credit card processing option. The customers are the ones who are being inconvenienced most of all.
Finally, if you are a subscriber via PayPal and have any questions regarding your account or switching your subscription, please contact us on 0131 516 8990.
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