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Old 06-04-15, 11:27 AM   #1
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Bell president: "Canadians are STEALING by using US Netflix!"

http://www.thestar.com/business/tech...tent-bell.html

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With an estimated one third of Netflix Canada customers accessing content meant for U.S. subscribers, she said “we need to personalize the fact that content is produced by real people, and that stealing it affects their livelihoods.”
This is all in an attempt to get more people to subscribe to their terrible Crave service, which contains content that Bell actively keeps OFF of Netflix Canada.

Curious how other Canadians here react to Bell's statements...
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Old 06-04-15, 12:26 PM   #2
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Re: Bell president: "Canadians are STEALING by using US Netflix!"

"Stupid fuckin hosers." is my guess
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Old 06-04-15, 01:41 PM   #3
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Re: Bell president: "Canadians are STEALING by using US Netflix!"

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Curious how other Canadians here react to Bell's statements...
Reading the user comments under the story you linked to will give you a good idea of the response.
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Old 06-04-15, 01:43 PM   #4
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Re: Bell president: "Canadians are STEALING by using US Netflix!"

I meant Canadians here, ya hoser! :P
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Old 06-04-15, 02:14 PM   #5
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Re: Bell president: "Canadians are STEALING by using US Netflix!"

Canadians are stealing our Netflix? Thanks, Obama.
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Old 06-04-15, 07:25 PM   #6
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Re: Bell president: "Canadians are STEALING by using US Netflix!"

"We" are all thiefs.
She ignore the fact that we pay for Netflix...
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Old 06-05-15, 06:10 PM   #7
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Re: Bell president: "Canadians are STEALING by using US Netflix!"

Sorry Bell accessing US Netflix is not theft
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I'm confused, how are they accessing it? With a VPN?
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Yup. That's how I do it.
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Re: Bell president: "Canadians are STEALING by using US Netflix!"

I like how the twit bragged about catching her daughter using a VPN and she made her stop,ahhh yeah sure she did, wait till the daughter decides to get back at my mom and ends up dancing with a pole to Motley Crue.
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Re: Bell president: "Canadians are STEALING by using US Netflix!"

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I meant Canadians here, ya hoser! :P
I anticipate the responses being quite similar.
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I like how the twit bragged about catching her daughter using a VPN and she made her stop,ahhh yeah sure she did, wait till the daughter decides to get back at my mom and ends up dancing with a pole to Motley Crue.
Do people actually punish their parents that way? I always thought that was a dumb sitcom joke. Becoming a stripper because you can't use a VPN sounds a little extreme, lol.
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Old 06-08-15, 10:54 AM   #13
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Re: Bell president: "Canadians are STEALING by using US Netflix!"

Not exactly, but that kind of overbearing, "What you're doing is WRONG and you're a bad person for it." over such a stupid trivial thing like VPN (I use a DNS rerouting service, as it's faster, personally), is the kind of thing that makes kids think, "WTF mom. You don't know me."
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Re: Bell president: "Canadians are STEALING by using US Netflix!"

I don't understand the issue. Are one third of Canadians pirating Netflix for free? Are they using legal subscriptions to view movies that for some reason aren't available in Canada?

If it's the second case, it sounds a lot like complaining about Canadians using google.com instead of google.ca for searches.
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Old 06-08-15, 11:13 AM   #15
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Re: Bell president: "Canadians are STEALING by using US Netflix!"

^ Yeah, it's more of the second. Basically...
1. We sign up for Netflix, just like anyone else.
2. We use a service (VPN or DNS) to alter our location. Most people stick with US, as that's the "best" catalog, but I've switched around to all sorts of regions for different content (UK is pretty good).
3. Canadian media conglomerates think that means we're stealing.

The extra $5/month I pay for being able to switch Netflix regions is fantastic. I recommend it, even for US users.

For what it's worth Canadian Netflix isn't terrible, it's just a very different catalog. In some ways, dare I say, it's actually better, but it's up to the user to decide.

Either way, Netflix is getting paid, so they don't give a shit. Bell (and the other Canadian media companies) have adopted a strategy of running their own streaming services with the content that they would otherwise have on Netflix. SHOMI_ and CraveTV are terrible, and they know it.

This is a problem in Canada because the same companies (Rogers, Shaw, Bell, Telus) own both the data infrastructure AND the content, including the vast majority of US-made content. As far as I understand, in America, the ISP is not the same company that owns the shows/broadcasts. Here... they do.
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Re: Bell president: "Canadians are STEALING by using US Netflix!"

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This is a problem in Canada because the same companies (Rogers, Shaw, Bell, Telus) own both the data infrastructure AND the content, including the vast majority of US-made content. As far as I understand, in America, the ISP is not the same company that owns the shows/broadcasts. Here... they do.
In the US, the infrastructure is still owned by the old telephone companies like AT&T, GTE Corp. and Sprint. They don't own any content. The US government is unfriendly towards vertical integration.
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Re: Bell president: "Canadians are STEALING by using US Netflix!"

The major exception is Comcast.
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