It's a familiar situation: you're splayed about your bed, laptop on your stomach, figuring out what movie- or TV show-hole you're gonna fall down. But ever-the-savvy Netflix-er, you already know how using an "unblocker" will let you access all those sweet, sweet foreign movies and shows other American chumps can't see.
Except now Netflix is on to you and wants to put the kibosh on your charade.
Netflix Vice President of Content Delivery Architecture David Fullgar detailed in a blog post Thursday how the company plans to crack down on people using proxy servers to view content not licensed for their location. The use of virtual private networks, or browser unblockers, allows the user to change their IP address and appear as if they're in another country. Netflix's licensing agreements mean content available to you depends on where you are. But the unblocker workaround lets you access shows you otherwise couldn't.