DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – 2018/12/18

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 18, 2018

— more on the deaf star in Forged in Fire

Norman “Buddy” Thomas was aired last week
in Forged in Fire. It was learned that
he is so busy with his knife making orders
from his customers that he is booked ahead
into seven months. And it is possible,
that by popular demand, he will be asked
to compete on the program at a future
airing.

 

— never enough training

Ashland (Oregon) Police Chief Tighe O’Meara
said that there is never enough training of
police officers on how to deal with the deaf.
Officers may be trained for many hours, for
many days, at many workshops – yet, it is
never enough. DeafDigest has always said
that a police officer may not meet a deaf
person for many years, and when he finally
does, then instant memory of these training
lessons may kick in – slowly!

 

— costly to discriminate against the deaf

Allure Rehabilitation Services, Cassena Care and
Centers for Specialty Care Group provide many
assisted living and specialized nursing
facilities in New York. These companies
have been accused of discriminationg against
the deaf, an accusation they deny. In a
federal lawsuit settlement, these companies
have been fined nearly $246.000. Never pays
to discriminate against the deaf.

 

 

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12/16/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
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DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – 2018/12/17

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition – December 17, 2018

— a retired police officer recalls an incident

A retired police officer has recalled an incident
involving a deaf person. That deaf person was stopped
by the police, accused of public drunkedness. He
could not walk straight, but into circles late
at night. After some tests, the police officer realized
the deaf person was not drunk at all; he had Spinal
Meningitis which affected his balance at night.
And that he was lost in a strange town, trying to
find his way. The police then helped the deaf man
reach his destination.

 

— deaf person not allowed on Zip Line

There was a newspaper story about the
Apache Wind Rider Zip Tour in Ruidoso, NM.
A deaf man wanted to ride on the zip line
but the staff people would not allow him
because of his deafness. He is upset
about it and has asked the facility to
allow the deaf to ride these Zips.

 

— importance of music to the deaf and hard of hearing

How big is DPAN (Deaf Professional Arts Network)? It
is a non-profit organization that wishes to make music
accessible to the deaf and the hard of hearing. It
employs 25 deaf and hard of hearing people.

 

 

Deaf jobs – latest update
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

12/16/18 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:
http://deafdigest.com/newsletters/

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Watch Movies On Kodi: Christmas Special 2018

Okay, it’s Christmas time and you’re just going through your checklist of things to do this Christmas. “Presents, checked,” “decorations, checked,” “necessary ingredients for the family meal, checked,” “movies, uh oh.”

So I take it you’re looking for good Christmas movies to watch this year? No worries. Let us help. If the perfect Christmas day means to watch movies on Kodi, here it a list of some of the wonderful movies to watch this Christmas.

15. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

On 15th we have one of the best Christmas Kodi movies to watch this year, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer follows the story of Santa’s most famous deer, Rudolph. An Evil Toymaker takes possession of all of the toys and Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer may be the only hope to keep Christmas alive this year. Can this misfit deer save the Christmas for millions and millions of kids?

14. Mickey’s Christmas Carol

A Disney animated classic especially created for Christmas. If you have heard the popular story of A Christmas Carol, the plot should feel pretty similar to you. But that’s not the main attraction of this classic. It’s the Disney characters adding their flavor to this centuries-old story. Check out how the Christmas Eve we know today came into existence from Mickey’s lens.

13. Home Alone

An excellent Kodi film for Christmas. You might feel a little odd why Home Alone II wasn’t mentioned here but you need to get familiar with the McCallisters and especially their witty son and the protagonist of this story, Kevin McCallister. See how being alone in the home isn’t so bad for a little boy, or is it?

12. Home Alone II

Somehow, Kevin’s family manages to forget him one more time, leaving him, wait for it, “Home Alone” once again. And it’s only a matter of time when Kevin starts attracting trouble. So sit tight and watch this Christmas movie that both the kids and the adults can watch with a smile on their face.

11. The Muppet Christmas Carol

Another Christmas Carol classic, except it’s The Muppets characters this time. Watch Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and our favorite Kermit play iconic roles and star against the legendary Michael Caine who plays Ebenezer Scrooge, that grumpy old guy that gets visited by the Christmas Spirit. You can’t miss this Kodi movie this Christmas.

10. The Bishop’s Wife

Making its way to the top ten is the Bishop’s Wife. When Bishop Henry Brougham asks the heaven for help after failing to generate enough money for a cathedral, he gets visited by an angel named Dudley. Henry doesn’t believe in him initially. It only gets worse after that because he eventually gets angry and frustrated at him when he makes his way not only to the Bishop’s house, but also wins his wife’s attention. If you have the right add-on and know how to get movies on Kodi, this is a movie you shouldn’t miss out on.

9. While You Were Sleeping

Even if you just watch movies on Kodi during Christmas, this love story/drama is equally watchable in July.  Sandra Bullock plays the role of a transit worker who saves his crush (played by Peter Callaghan) from certain death. But as Peter ends up in coma, his family takes Bullock as her fiancée and start sharing things with her like a family member. The plot takes a twist when Bullock starts developing feelings for Peter’s brother (played by Bill Pullman).

8. Elf

On the eighth spot is the Will Ferrell Starrer, Elf. The movies follows the misadventures of Buddy he first ends up at the North Pole as a kid where he gets raised by Santa’s trusty elves and then unable to gel-in with the crew, returns to NY in search of his old man. The real fun begins when does find his father (James Caan). If you’re in the mood to watch movies on Kodi, do watch this movie that deals with the idea of giving and deals with father-son relationship.

7. A Christmas Carol

Can’t put up all the Christmas Carol mocks without the real deal, right? So this is it, a live-action version of the original. The story follows Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey) acting all grumpy when until he gets visited by the ghost of his deceased business partner which follows Scrooge being visited by the spirits that take him on a journey across time hoping Scrooge will become a better person. Carrey being the genius, feels like the perfect person to play Scrooge. You don’t want to miss out on yet another incredible performance.

6. A Charlie Brown Christmas

What’s a Christmas without A Charlie Brown Christmas? It’s we all grew up watching and it’s what completes the Christmas day. A Charlie Brown Christmas is about Charlie and how he’s all sad and there seems to be nothing that could cheer him up. So when Lucy presents to him the possibility of directing a Christmas play, Charlie accepts it in the hopes of finally finding the spirit of the season. Much to his dismay, even that doesn’t really work out until the final piece for the play is brought in, a half-dead Christmas tree. Despite others insisting Charlie take up better alternatives, Charlie is persistent about the same tree.

5. How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Another tale of a Grumpy guy trying to find the spirit of Christmas. What makes this so good is that it’s been more than 50 years and it’s still so relatable and feels so refreshing every time you watch it.

The story begins with a green hermit feeling miserable and when he sees others enjoying the Christmas time near his place, he plans on stealing their presents. So the guy dresses up as Santa and does the very opposite of what Santa does by stealing their Christmas.

4. A Nightmare Before Christmas

This Tim Burton classic is ghoulish and dark yet cheerful and magical at the same time. The animated movie is about Jack Skellington who is the undisputed King of the Halloween world. When he finds his way to Christmas town, a place that’s totally the opposite and where everything is so happy and cheerful, Skellington decides to take over by kidnapping the Santa.

3. Miracle on the 34th Street

Miracle on the 34th Street is on the third position because it’s an age-old classic. This golden age classic is about Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) claiming to be the actual Santa shortly after filling in for an intoxicated Santa. With those claims, Kris’ sanity and authenticity start getting questioned. Watch the whole movie to know if Kris really was the Santa.

2. A Christmas Story

On number two, is A Christmas Story. A Christmas Story is movie starring Peter Billingsley portraying Ralphie Parker who just wishes to have a Red Ryder air rifle. It seems even the simplest demands are often taken for granted as would be the case with Ralphie who gets bullied both by a local kid (Zack Ward) as well as his dad (Darren McGavin).

1. It’s a Wonderful Life

On top of our charts is It’s a Wonderful Life and we don’t need to explain why. It’s a Wonderful Life, though a 70-year-old movie can still be considered a modern-day Carol movie where the protagonist (James Stewart), after so much financial suffering and mental depression, decides to commit suicide. It is just at that time when he gets saved by an angel, Clarence, who takes him back in time so Bailey (the character played by Stewart) could appreciate life and the value of existence.

Addons You’ll need to Watch Movies On Kodi

If you’re wondering how you can how to watch movies on Kodi, you just need a few addons. Even one addon will do it if all the movies are available on that. So without messing around too much, here are the addons you’ll need to watch movies on Kodi.

 

  1. SkyNet
  2. Exodus Redux
  3. Incursion
  4. Placenta
  5. Tempest
  6. Movie Theater Butter
  7. Maverick
  8. Deceit
  9. Death Star
  10. Nemesis
  11. UK Turk’s Playlist
  12. Atom Reborn

 

And this is it for our list of top 15 Kodi Christmas movies. So, if you’re familiar with its interface and addons, why not watch movies on Kodi this Christmas and Holiday season?
var VUUKLE_EMOTE_SIZE = “60px”;
VUUKLE_EMOTE_IFRAME = “150px”
var EMOTE_TEXT = [“HAPPY”,”INDIFFERENT”,”AMUSED”,”EXCITED”,”ANGRY”,”SAD”]

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DeafDigest Gold – December 16, 2018

DeafDigest Gold – December 16, 2018
Gold Edition
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Top stories about the deaf:
The Deaf Community in Seychelles will be
having its own deaf center to call its own,
instead of relying on borrowed facilities.
A New Jersey deaf activist has been pushing
in all directions to emphasize the importance
of writing and reading among the deaf.
The DC council will introduce, once again,
the bill to require movie houses to show
open captioned films.
The Aberdeen City Council (Scotland) is planning
to hire British Sign Language interpreters
to serve the deaf at medical centers and
at public facilities.
Deaf Wings has been established as part of the
Jacksonville Area Center for Independent Living
(Illinois) to help deaf women that are victims of
domestic violence.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
ASL WITH OTHER HEARING LANGUAGES
    This is a true story. A deaf employee had a problem
with his computer. The boss contacted a computer
repair company to come over and fix the broken computer.
    For few hours, five people were at the deaf employee’s
office. One was the deaf man himself, using ASL, one
was the boss, using English as his spoken language.
Another employee came in to help and he spoke Spanish.
Two men from the computer repair company came; one
spoke Vietnamese and the other spoke Korean.
    Five different languages but communication was
smooth; the deaf man’s ASL with his gestures helped
hearing men communicate each other.
    And yes, the computer was fixed!
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees
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For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or
For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive
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NO MORE CAREER DEAF EMPLOYEES?
    In the past we have met many deaf employees
that would work 40 or 50 years in the same company
before they retire.
    We are now seeing fewer and fewer career deaf
employees that work for a long time with same
company.
    More companies would lay off their employees
today if business is bad. And unions are weaker.
    Even the government may also lay off their
employees if there are budget cuts.
    This is sad.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
It is the time of icy and slippery walkways.
Winter is here for the long haul!
Since many DeafBlind folks do not drive,
we tend to do a lot of walking to do our errands.
Sidewalks can be dangerously slippery!
There are add ons to your shoes or boots to help prevent
you from falling.
They are called crampons- they are rubber with metal grips
that stretch over your shoes or boots.
Their spikes grip your step on iced over surfaces.
SSPs, I recommend you wear them too so we both don’t
fall together!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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DeafDigest Gold – December 16, 2018

DeafDigest Gold – December 16, 2018
Gold Edition
http://deafdigest.com/ – updated every Monday
Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 22nd year
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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions:
http://deafdigest.com/ (updated every Monday)
Employment ads web site:
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Old Fogey
What are they saying?
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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
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list of upcoming Deaf National Events
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Top stories about the deaf:
The Deaf Community in Seychelles will be
having its own deaf center to call its own,
instead of relying on borrowed facilities.
A New Jersey deaf activist has been pushing
in all directions to emphasize the importance
of writing and reading among the deaf.
The DC council will introduce, once again,
the bill to require movie houses to show
open captioned films.
The Aberdeen City Council (Scotland) is planning
to hire British Sign Language interpreters
to serve the deaf at medical centers and
at public facilities.
Deaf Wings has been established as part of the
Jacksonville Area Center for Independent Living
(Illinois) to help deaf women that are victims of
domestic violence.
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
ASL WITH OTHER HEARING LANGUAGES
    This is a true story. A deaf employee had a problem
with his computer. The boss contacted a computer
repair company to come over and fix the broken computer.
    For few hours, five people were at the deaf employee’s
office. One was the deaf man himself, using ASL, one
was the boss, using English as his spoken language.
Another employee came in to help and he spoke Spanish.
Two men from the computer repair company came; one
spoke Vietnamese and the other spoke Korean.
    Five different languages but communication was
smooth; the deaf man’s ASL with his gestures helped
hearing men communicate each other.
    And yes, the computer was fixed!
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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READ WHAT THEY SAY
Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone!
CapTel shows word-for-word captions of everything a
caller says over the phone, letting you read everything
that they say – Like captions on TV – for the phone!
Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees
or contracts required.
For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or
For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive
listening devices we offer, email:
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone
is Talking About!
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
NO MORE CAREER DEAF EMPLOYEES?
    In the past we have met many deaf employees
that would work 40 or 50 years in the same company
before they retire.
    We are now seeing fewer and fewer career deaf
employees that work for a long time with same
company.
    More companies would lay off their employees
today if business is bad. And unions are weaker.
    Even the government may also lay off their
employees if there are budget cuts.
    This is sad.
This week’s ASL video in youtube
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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
It is the time of icy and slippery walkways.
Winter is here for the long haul!
Since many DeafBlind folks do not drive,
we tend to do a lot of walking to do our errands.
Sidewalks can be dangerously slippery!
There are add ons to your shoes or boots to help prevent
you from falling.
They are called crampons- they are rubber with metal grips
that stretch over your shoes or boots.
Their spikes grip your step on iced over surfaces.
SSPs, I recommend you wear them too so we both don’t
fall together!
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.
You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com
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DeafDigest Blue – December 16, 2018

DeafDigest Blue – December 16, 2018
Blue Edition
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Top stories about the deaf:
John Krasinski, the producer of the ‘A Quiet Place’
movie, said, in an interview, that  hiring the deaf
was always his only priority.
The NASA is working to make its videos and other
media outlets accessible to the deaf, and that
means one thing – captions.
Pinellas County (Florida) is now encouraging the
deaf to use text-911 in case of emergency, even
if it means overloading the dispatchers’
system.
The Edo (Nigeria) Association of Deaf People has
a problem. Many deaf members beg on the streets.
As a result, the association chairperson has asked
the government to push deaf people off the streets
and to require them to look for jobs.
When earthquake took place in Anchorage, Alaska,
the deaf community used group text messages
to keep each other informed on the developments.
This was part of a newspaper story on this
subject.
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READ WHAT THEY SAY
Unlock the phone with CapTel® Captioned Telephone!
CapTel shows word-for-word captions of everything a
caller says over the phone, letting you read everything
that they say – Like captions on TV – for the phone!
Captions are provided by a free service, no monthly fees
or contracts required.
For more information or to order call 1-800-233-9130 V/TTY or
For more info about CapTel or any of the many assistive
listening devices we offer, email:
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
CapTel® Captioned Telephone – See What Everyone
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
A HANDSHAKE OR A HUG
    Is Deaf Culture different from Hearing Culture?
We notice that when a hearing person meets an old
hearing friend, they will shake hands.
    But when we meet an old deaf friend,
we hug each other.
    Are the deaf different from hearing people?
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Lip reading tale
The boss asked the deaf employee for something
The deaf person thought the boss said:
Please get me the cream for the copying machine
The boss actually said:
Please get me the ream for the copying machine
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This week’s ASL video in youtube
SOME HEARING PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THEIR GENES
    A hearing woman was surprised to have two
deaf daughters. She had no deaf members in
her family or in her husband’s family for
about 2 or 3 generations.
    She was still puzzled about it, and
decided to research her family tree. She
went to libraries, archives and spoke with
very distant members of the family tree.
    Her research went back to about ten
generations. She then discovered she had
several deaf members way back in the past.
    How many people want to do heavy
family history research? Some do, but many
don’t.
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COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR – continuing series
Have you ever seen a captioning error and said, “Wow, that’s funny”? Or
have you been angry or annoyed?
When a television broadcast or an event is being captioned “live,”
mistakes are going to happen. Realtime captioners are only human, and even
if they caption with 99% accuracy, that still means that there will be 1
word out of 100 that will be wrong.
It is important that we educate ourselves on what an acceptable amount of
mistakes would be and realize that those may not be able to be avoided.
However, we must also be aware of what is unacceptable captioning. If
there are too many errors, it definitely is not humorous, and it should be
reported to the people in charge of the captioning.
If you are watching a television show that is not being broadcast “live”
and has been prerecorded, that is a different story. There should not be
any errors in the captioning. The time should be taken to correct any
captioning errors before the show is broadcast.
Unfortunately, to save money, some broadcasters allow captioning errors on
shows that are prerecorded. Complaints should be made to the people in
charge. If they do not take steps to correct the issues, a complaint
should be made to the FCC.
Let the broadcasters know that someone is watching the captioning. Give
them feedback for great captioning as well as poor captioning. Even if
they may not seem responsive, it helps to let them know that people do
care and that they are watching the captioning.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:
    Deaf employees are often more productive than their
co-workers. This was the message stressed by Frank
Klees, not deaf, who is the Newmarket-Aurora MPP
in Canada.
    The event was a roundtable discussion that took place
recently in Ontario.
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News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:
DeafDigest dedicates this edition to John Conforth,
an Australian. He won the Nobel prize in Chemistry in 1975.
He was deaf all his life but did not use sign language.
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Netflix vs Kodi – Who’s winning the battle?

It’s a wonder how a company started off as a DVD-by-mail service and now its very name has become a “verb”. Yes you got that right’ it’s the one and only Netflix. In the year 2000, Netflix was offered for acquisition to Blockbuster for $50 million; however, Blockbuster declined the offer. Well, today Blockbuster must be feeling pretty bad about its decision.

It would not be an exaggeration to call Netflix the supreme leader of the world of online streaming services. You don’t have to take my word for it, just check out what Google Trends projects about my claim:

 

Google Trends for Netflix

 

But one Steaming service is rapidly gaining popularity, and Netflix might just feel its wrath in the upcoming years; and that’s Kodi. Here’s a snapshot from Google Trends:

 

Kodi on Google Trends

 

Kodi initially started off as an open source media player for XBox. The service was made popular by unofficial Addons which allow Kodi to become a streaming powerhouse. Kodi was awarded “Best Media Player” by Lifehacker in 2014, and at that time, it was still known as XBMC. As of today, Kodi has thousands of add-ons and plugins that enhance its usability and functions.

So now let’s see which one is better; Netflix or Kodi… I’ll be evaluating each service on various grounds, so let’s get started.

Netflix Kodi
What can you possibly watch?
Netflix has a limited library of movies and TV shows. But, some of the best movies/TV shows are exclusively available on Netflix, adding more to the streaming service’s demand. Netflix’s library updates every month with the addition and removal of new TV shows and movies. Every TV show and movie that was made. Allows one to live stream TV channels, sports and international web content absolutely free of charge.
Is it easy to use?
It’s very easy to use. There are various categories you can choose to watch from or you can just search your desired movie/TV show. If you are a tech savvy guy, then Kodi is the best option for you. You have to add the repository first. A non-technical guy will find it hard to operate Kodi in the beginning, but luckily there are a number of tutorials that can help users out.
Content Sources
The content on Netflix is licensed from various companies that hold the copyrights. Once the agreement expires, the content is taken down from Netflix. Thousands of streaming sites and channels provide content that can be streamed on Kodi.
Legality
The content provided on Netflix is totally legal. The content provided on Kodi is questionable in terms of legality. Many un-official Addons allow copyrighted content streaming which is illegal.
Monthly Price
Netflix has different subscription prices for different regions. The basic subscription accounts for as low as $4.89 for Brazil to the highest of $11.89 for Switzerland. The pricing strategy of Netflix depends upon the region and the number of shows offered in that region. Kodi is absolutely free of charge. The only thing you have to pay for is your Android or OpenELEC based device.
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Bottom Line:

Kodi Wins for the Following Categories:

  1. Number of titles available to watch
  2. Content sources from thousands of channels
  3. Price – Free!

Netflix Wins for the Following Categories:

  1. Easy to use
  2. Totally legal
  3. Exclusive titles available

So, it’s a draw!

As far as safety is concerned, Netflix is secure and enjoys complete monopoly within the online entertainment industry, but to unblock Geo-restricted content on Netflix always use a Netflix VPN. Kodi – on the other hand – is vulnerable to the extent of unofficial addons installed on it. Kodi warns its users not to use such add-ons that promote piracy and can potentially be exposed to hacking. For those who want to use Kodi for the right reasons need not worry about anything, but for those who want to stream or torrent copyrighted content, they will have to tackle down a DMCA notice!

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Huge Billboard at Netflix HQ Calls for VPN Ban Reversal

It seems that protests against Netflix’s move to ban VPNs have gained a much needed momentum.

OpenMedia, a digital rights group has placed a huge billboard in front of Netflix HQ to show its resentment against the so called restrictions on the VPNs. The group has asked the organization to stop the so called crackdown on VPNs.

Earlier today, activists of OpenMedia were seen placing huge billboards with words, “We ♥ Our Privacy” in front of the headquarters of Netflix in Los Gatos, California. The movement is gaining the much needed momentum of late.

This billboard protest is just a reminder to the online entertainment giant to respect the privacy of online entertainment lovers.

“Right now, Netflix customers are being forced to choose between watching their favorite shows and safeguarding their privacy,” OpenMedia’s digital rights specialist Laura Tribe says.

“Our mobile billboard is one more way we’re working to encourage Netflix to rethink their approach. The company has much better options available to it, than undermining the privacy of over 80 million paying Netflix customers in the post-Snowden world”, she added.

In a recent development, OpenMedia also sent a letter to the CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings in order to solve the current situation and to discuss other alternatives to the ban.

It is interesting to note that in March this year, Netflix had turned a deaf ear to the calls for lifting the ban on VPN service providers.

Only last week more than 4,000 netizens had signed a petition in order to force Netflix – the online entertainment giant – to reconsider its stance on VPN ban.

Netflix holds a strong point in case, citing the VPN ban legitimate so as to curb VPN usage amongst the internet users, in the wake of increasing events of copyright infringement and illegal sharing of movie torrents. The increasing number of movie leaks, ahead of the scheduled release dates have hit the Hollywood’s revenue really hard. But the ban has not affected Netflix’s own standing a bit. Users are using a Netflix VPN to bypass Geo-restricted content and stream their favorite content. 

Will Netflix listen to the demands of VPN lovers? Only time will tell. Let’s wait and watch.

 

*This news was first published on TorrentFreak

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No more Mr. Nice guy! Netflix to send DMCA Takedown Notices to Pirates

 

In the recent weeks, Netflix has been in the fore-front of anti-piracy movement. The world’s most famous online entertainment channel has actively been reporting Google about the bulk amount of pirated links for their removal.

With Netflix expanding its services to 190 countries, the company has now decided to adopt a more aggressive stance against the virtual private network (VPN) service users. The reason behind this particular motive – on behalf of Netflix – apparently seems to show solidarity with copyright owners, including the movie production houses; but more importantly, Netflix wants to restrict online pirates’ access to its original programs, which are now easily available on various torrent websites.

During the past weeks, Netflix has continuously been reporting a large number of pirated links to Google, asking for their removal from the search engine results page. With the assistance of their partner Vobile, Netflix has targeted a total number of 71,861 pirated links – that were deemed to be involved in copyright infringement – and all of them were subsequently removed. The links that were reported, were allegedly pointed to some of Netflix’s most popular TV series includingHouse of Cards’, ‘Narcos’, ‘Sense8’, etc., and films such as ‘The Ridiculous 6’ and’ A Very Murray Christmas’.

Netflix only started sending DMCA takedown notices to Google, much later than most of other copyright owners. The first notice sent by Netflix to Google, was reported in December 2015. In that particular notice, the online streaming giant targeted 3,000 pirated links.

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Apart from Google, Netflix has also sent such notices to some of the websites that support torrenting, directly. Two of the websites that have recently faced the Netflix’s wrath of DMCA notices include www.uploaded.net and
www.vodlocker.com. It means that Netflix is now targeting a wide range of torrenting and streaming websites. Beware all of you out there!

It’s a step in the right direction, though such practice of sending notices is not going to solve the long-standing piracy issue. What Netflix wants is to continuously remind online pirates of their fault and then convert them into paying customers of Netflix. And it needs to be done as soon as possible.

Users are still considering the use of a Netflix VPN to securely stream Netflix, On the other hand, the VPN users can unblock geo-restricted content on Netflix. Like Netflix US is blocked in all the other regions, you can access all the content with a VPN.

Well, converting online pirates into paying customers seems to be a logical one, but it’s more than a distant dream. In the past, Netflix was not even bothered about people using torrents to download and upload and share Netflix programs. In fact, Netflix used piracy data to determine what programs do such people love to watch and share.      

How the torrent websites and torrent geeks will cater to this situation, remains to be seen. Let’s wait as further strings to the story unfold in time.
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Netflix not to Reverse VPN Ban

Netflix, the most popular online streaming channel in the world is not going to take back the decision to ban virtual private network (VPN), providers. It’s surely is a bad news for VPN lovers and torrent geeks. But people are still using a Netflix VPN to unblock Geo-restricted content and they get lucky most of the time. 

After a global expansion, in which Netflix opened its subscription in 190 countries, the internet users around the globe, took advantage of this expansion and readily subscribed for Netflix from different regions of the world. The expansion provided the torrent users the opportunity to circumvent geographical restrictions and stream their favorite US programs and movies.

Keeping in view the surge in the number of torrent users, Netflix recently decided to curb down the influence of bittorrent. Thus the organization slammed major VPN providers with a ban. Well, the ban was not particularly well received by the bittorrent clients and torrent users. Recently, the calls to overturn the ban on VPNs has got intensified.

Reed Hastings, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Netflix has got other ideas though. During a discussion, held at the organization’s head office, he categorically denied any suggestions to reverse the company’s stance in connection with lifting the ban on VPNs.

He held the point of view that the company has the obligation to respect the content rights that it acquires. “Someone else has paid for the rights in Germany, so we should respect that, just as we would expect the same in return”, he maintained. How can Netflix allow users of a country to have access to its web content in a country, where Netflix has no license to open up its subscription services? This stance will help out the paid subscribers of the service. You pay, you get the access; you don’t pay, you don’t get the access. It’s that simple.   

Now, as the situation stands, internet users will have to cope up with Netflix’s ban policy over the VPN. It is understood that not all internet users, use VPN for streaming purposes. There are many users, who just want to safeguard their privacy over the web by using a VPN. And then there are many people, who don’t care about using VPNs to stream Netflix content, because they don’t use any. The fact though remains that Netflix is not going to change its stance on VPNs, at least for now.
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