Is Watching Netflix In Australia Via A VPN Legal?
The first thing people ask when they hear about the technique to watch Netflix in Australia spoken about on this site is – is it illegal? And fair enough too.
But let’s think about it for a second – you are a paying customer of Netflix, so you are not stealing from them in any way at all. The content being provided on Netflix has all passed copyright laws as long as you’re paying to access it.
When it comes to the specific question of whether or not it is legal to watch Netflix in Australia this quote probably sums it up best:
A spokesperson for Attorney-General Robert McClelland told The Australian last week: “In relation to the use of VPNs by Australians to access services such as Hulu and Netflix, on the limited information provided there does not appear to be an infringement of copyright law in Australia.”
So it doesn’t violate any copyright law in Australia. Australia also has a parallel import law in conjunction with the USA which also clearly defines accessing Netflix as legal.
With that in mind – you can not be arrested or charged or fined or anything of the sort for accessing Netflix using the method explained on this site. It’s pretty black and white in fact.