EU to block UK access to Netflix, Spotify and Facebook after Brexit?

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Just heard on radio that the EU is threatening to block our access to Netflix, Facebook, Spotify etc if there is a no deal Brexit.
Has anyone else heard this?

How dare they! These media do not belong to the EU and they have no right blocking them from Britain.
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(Original post by Ambitious1999)
Just heard on radio that the EU is threatening to block our access to Netflix, Facebook, Spotify etc if there is a no deal Brexit.
Has anyone else heard this?

How dare they! These media do not belong to the EU and they have no right blocking them from Britain.
It is scaremongering. They won’t do that.
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(Original post by ManicDrBeatles)
It is scaremongering. They won’t do that.
The OP is making things up, ignore the troll.

There's an EU regulation which came into force in 2018 that currently compels online content providers to provide equal access to content across the EU. Without that EU regulation, those companies will be free to provide different levels of access to content to between the UK and EU. The EU have forced those companies to treat member countries equally; so that won't apply because the UK won't be a member.

But there is a hilarious irony of the OP complaining about the fact that the UK won't be protected by EU regulations...
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(Original post by winterscoming)
The OP is making things up, ignore the troll.

There's an EU regulation which came into force in 2018 that currently compels online content providers to provide equal access to content across the EU. Without that EU regulation, those companies will be free to provide different levels of access to content to between the UK and EU. The EU have forced those companies to treat member countries equally; so that won't apply because the UK won't be a member.

But there is a hilarious irony of the OP complaining about the fact that the UK won't be protected by EU regulations...
It was on the radio news. If you google it I guess that will verify it.
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You are taking a story and putting it completely out of context. The EU are saying that you won't be able to access Netflix and Spotify from Europe due to copyright.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/n...-a3960731.html

Seems reasonable. Given our copyright laws are currently in line with the EU, it is reasonable that they apply across all EU states. Once we leave, those benefits will be removed. If you leave the golf club you can't cry that you are no longer permitted to play golf there.
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(Original post by Ambitious1999)
It was on the radio news. If you google it I guess that will verify it.
This is what it's talking about: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-...ntent-services
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They can do far worse than that.
https://news.sky.com/story/caviar-di...pacts-11524655
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