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South African film board to block Netflix on classification

Thursday 7 April 2016 | 09:55 CET | News
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The Film and Publication Board (FPB) has warned Netflix that it will approach the courts for an interdict to block it from operating in South Africa if the streaming service does not comply with content classification laws, MyBroadband reported. The FPB said that around mid-March, it gave Netflix fourteen days to comply with the classification law.

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Companies: Netflix
Countries: South Africa
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