NETFLIX has rules like any other online service, and breaking them can get your account banned — or worse, banned.
The streaming giant doesn’t want to lose any more subscribers after the numbers plummeted by a massive 200,000.
But rules are rules, and repeat offenders could be kicked out.
Here are three to keep in mind:
People have been using VPNs on Netflix for years.
For those who have never heard of them, they allow you to trick websites into thinking you are in another country.
In terms of Netflix, this means you can access TV shows and movies that are available in other countries but not in your home country.
Netflix’s terms clearly state: “You may access the Netflix content primarily in the country in which you registered your account and only in geographic locations where we offer our service and have licensed such content.”
You’re more likely to see a pop-up warning you than a total ban.
However, since such activity is a violation of the Terms of Service, it would technically be grounds for banning you if they wanted to.
Password sharing has always been banned on Netflix.
But the platform has turned a blind eye to the issue.
As we recently learned, bosses are now trying to properly contain the practice.
That’s because Netflix is hoping to reverse its fortunes after recently reporting a drop in subscribers for the first time in a decade.
Instead of a blanket ban, the company could try charging you more money for a second account profile, as we tested in a few countries.
As with all media, you are not intended to make your own copies.
That was the case with VHS long ago and is still the case with modern streaming.
Netflix’s terms state that you agree “not to archive, reproduce, distribute, modify, display, perform, publish, license, create derivative works from, or offer for sale anything on the platform.”
“We may terminate or restrict your use of our Service if you violate these Terms of Service or are involved in any illegal or fraudulent use of the Service.”
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