Comments on: European Parliament bans geo-blocking for e-commerce https://www.euractiv.com/section/digital/news/european-parliament-bans-geo-blocking-for-e-commerce/ EU news and policy debates across languages Wed, 29 Aug 2018 18:20:58 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 By: Joe Thorpe https://www.euractiv.com/section/digital/news/european-parliament-bans-geo-blocking-for-e-commerce/#comment-333219 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:44:22 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1211090#comment-333219 Also removing geoblocking will deprive poor regions of the continent access to affordable services because they will be tailored around high income sources & not the low end of the market place. We have seen the rise across the continent of mobile phone plans & contracts which hit youngsters & old age pensioners who don’t travel around europe but they are now paying the price for those that do

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By: Joe Thorpe https://www.euractiv.com/section/digital/news/european-parliament-bans-geo-blocking-for-e-commerce/#comment-333218 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:39:35 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1211090#comment-333218 Netflix works for a reason. The EU has dozens of official languages & accents which makes digital E commerce difficult to operate. Companies that cannot be bothered with the hassle of taking orders from overseas should not be forced to do so & you only have to see where sellers will & won’t sell their wares across the EU to know some jurisdictions are not trustworthy places to do business. Most of the content on the Netflix & Amazon platform is in one Language so unless the “EU Netflix” is going to adopt a single language & people learn that language these aspirations will simply go nowhere.

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