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Posted 4/15/18
Hi there,

I am CR Premium subscriber. I did my subscription from my home in Ireland. I pay by Irish credit card and usually I have access to only Irish available shows. This is fine.

BUT

I am travelling within Europe and since April 2018 GEO Blocking should be no longer possible - http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/geo-blocking/

Right now I am in Poland and I cannot watch next episode for example of CardCaptor Sakura Clear Card, because it is not available in Poland - BUT I am IRISH based subscriber!

Please FIX your GEO blocking, it is not complied with new EU Resolutions!
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Posted 4/15/18 , edited 4/15/18

Verudandi wrote:

Hi there,

I am CR Premium subscriber. I did my subscription from my home in Ireland. I pay by Irish credit card and usually I have access to only Irish available shows. This is fine.

BUT

I am travelling within Europe and since April 2018 GEO Blocking should be no longer possible - http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/geo-blocking/

Right now I am in Poland and I cannot watch next episode for example of CardCaptor Sakura Clear Card, because it is not available in Poland - BUT I am IRISH based subscriber!

Please FIX your GEO blocking, it is not complied with new EU Resolutions!


Reading the link you provided, this only applies to EU based companies/websites/etc, Crunchyroll is a US based company, doesn't apply to them. They can apply it out of good will for the EU community if they so wish, but it's not mandatory.
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Posted 4/15/18
Well right or wrong I doubt there will be any action on CR's part not until they completely merge with VRV.

CR should have been collecting a 10% tax from Australian subscribers for nearly a year now but clearly don't. (unless someone wants to prove me wrong.)

Taken from the Australian taxation department:

The key features of the ‘Netflix tax’ are as follows:

It will be imposed on intangible supplies such as supplies of digital content, games and software—but will also extend to consultancy and professional services performed offshore for customers in Australia
Start date July 1st 2017


Green part includes streaming services. Netflix tax as it's called is because it should be the biggest collector and well unless CR can show somehow it isn't a service like Netflix nor do they sell content to Australians it wont exclude them.

So I don't think they really care what may happen. They may end up with a massive nope and pull out of Europe/Australia etc all together if they get threatened with fines etc. Which may cause CR to have a fire sale for any affected licenses offering them to local streaming sites etc.
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