Mar 29, 2018

Brexit: Netflix 'passport' not yet decided

It is too early to say whether so-called content portability rules will extend to UK citizens after Brexit, the government has told the BBC. The new rules let people access local versions of subscription streaming and download services such as Netflix while visiting other EU countries. Some newspapers said the European Commission wanted to "Block" UK citizens from services after Brexit. The government said portability was still subject to negotiations. Services offering paid film, music, and video-game downloads and e-books must also let customers access their purchases while on holiday in the EU. However, free services will be able to choose whether to offer access overseas. On Wednesday, the European Commission issued guidance for copyright holders such as broadcasters and video streaming services.

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