VPN technology is a fundamental technology used in the corporate sector for secure encryption. It’s also used by users everywhere who have a right to their methods of encryption and privacy. It should come as no surprise then that Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe, Britain’s Minister for Intellectual Property, recently announced a bold statement to The Straits Times: “You can’t outlaw a key technology.”
Neville-Rolfe’s statement stems from the popularity of VPN use in Singapore. Singapore heavily restricts access to content like Netflix and Hulu, which provide hundreds of TV shows and movies for users to choose from to stream instantly. Users from Singapore are using VPN technology to access and bypass restrictions so they can stream movies or TV shows from the United States.
It’s not just Singapore either, as Australia has been well known to control access to sites like Netflix and heavily limit the digital libraries available. Now Australian lawmakers are even consider blocking VPN in its entirety to control strict obedience by new copyright laws proposed in March earlier this year. Given how strong and popular VPN technology has become, many are skeptical that Australia can block out VPN completely.
In an attempt to provide a model of their own efforts, the Baroness herself cited recent attempts by the European Union to establish a “digital single market” which would allow users to access the same services anywhere in Europe.
Netflix is officially launching in Singapore as of next year, but users are still concerned about what the quality of the digital catalog will be. Some still think that casual users will appreciate Netflix being officially available in Singapore, despite the ease and reliability of VPN access. One user thinks “it will be a good service for more casual consumers of entertainment, who just want to watch TV shows through the easiest options available.”
Powerful VPNs like TorGuard are extremely simple to use only requiring only a purchase and a login to access VPN to let users access all the content they want. Since VPN technology has become extremely accessible even to casual users, Experts remain skeptical if many users will make a transition to using the service inside Singapore instead of from the larger digital libraries present in the United States. Defending his use of VPN, one Singapore user said that he “wouldn’t want to miss out on any parts of the TV show” and that he’s sure that “the scenes will be cut, and each episode will go from one hour to just 30 minutes.”
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