Netflix is a global streaming movies and TV series provider. It started as an American DVD mail service but moved online in 2007 and is now streaming to 109 countries with 75 million subscribers. Although you get a free month trial after that has ended then you have to pay a monthly fee for the content. There are 3 different packages available which are: basic (£5,99), standard (£7.49) and premium (£8.99).

If Netflix were under a Creative Commons licence then everyone would be able to access the content shown. Netflix are the original distributers of the TV series ‘House Of Cards’ and ‘Orange Is The New Black’ also ‘Making A Murderer’. No one else can watch these items if they do not pay for the subscription so if the Creative Commons licence was to happen then things like this wouldn’t be so specific and exclusive to Netflix.

The public would have more access to items they want to watch without any limitations which would shut companies down such as Netflix, Amazon Prime etc because they would not generate any money as everyone would be able to access things for free.

Do you think we should be able to access movies and TV series for free?


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