Over half of Netflix federal government takedown demands are from Singapore

Singapore– Netflix, the video streaming company that reinvented the way individuals consume motion pictures and series, has actually gotten a number of takedown needs because its introducing in 1997.

To date, Netflix has removed 9 pieces of content due to takedown demands from numerous federal governments. 5 of these was because of needs that came from the government of Singapore. Even as we are only in the 2nd month of 2020, Netflix has actually already eliminated, at the demand of the Singaporean government, “The Last Hangover,” which is a TELEVISION funny series from Brazil.

Singapore’s Info-communications Media Advancement Authority, which is under the Ministry of Communications and Info issued the takedown demand to Netflix.

In 2015, Netflix removed “The Last Temptation of Christ” from the streaming service in Singapore, upon need from the IMDA. Screening of the film is banned in the country.

In 2018, the IMDA released comparable takedown needs for the following programs: “Cooking on High,” “The Legend of 420” and “Disjointed.”

Other nations that have actually made takedown demands are Vietnam, whose Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Details asked for the United States film “Complete Metal Jacket” to be removed from its streaming service; Germany, whose Commission of Youth Security made a similar demand for the film “Night of the Living Dead.” Both demands were made in 2017. 2 years previously, New Zealand’s Film and Video Labeling Body provided a demand for Netflix to eliminate “The Bridge”, after the movie was classified to be “objectionable” there.

And in 2015, Saudi Arabia’s Interaction and Infotech Commission asked Netflix to remove one episode from Indian-American comic Hasan Minhaj’s program Patriot Act. This specific episode was entitled “Saudi Arabia.”

Netflix made the information of its takedowns in a report entitled which was released just recently. Netflix wrote in its report, “Sometimes we’ve also been forced to get rid of particular titles or episodes of titles in particular countries due to federal government takedown demands … Starting next year, we will report these takedowns yearly.”

The objective of the report was to supply much better transparency concerning the business’s influence on society along with its structures of governance.

Netflix included, “We provide creators the capability to reach audiences all around the world. Nevertheless, our catalog varies from nation to nation, including for [ broadcasting] rights factors [and] in some cases, we’ve been required to remove specific titles or episodes of titles in specific countries due to federal government takedown needs.”

Netflix has been streaming material in Singapore because 2016.

Concerning its user privacy, Netflix included in its report, “Our service is subscription-based and we do not allow third-party marketing on Netflix. When members sign up for the service we request extremely little details: e-mail, name, and technique of payment. We do not gather socio-demographic data like gender or race for the purposes of our viewing recommendations system. Our Personal privacy Statement provides a detailed explanation of our privacy practices, consisting of the info Netflix collects or receives from each member; how we utilize and disclose it (consisting of advertising that we perform off Netflix to promote our service); and the controls each member has in relation to this information.” -/ TISG

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