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Old 06-08-2015, 04:50 PM   #1
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LXer: Netflix: the crumbling borders of geolocation and the thieves who happily pay for what they


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One (sic) upon a time, movies were released in different countries at different times. This could be done because there was no easy way to copy and store away a movie. If you lived in Italy, you could wait up to two years before you saw a popular movie. Then two things happened: it became easy to copy and store movies; and everybody in the world suddenly became interconnected. The regional segregation ended: the only ones to believe that it's still there are the dinosaurs from a past era.

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