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Not Sure Where to put this> Netflix question?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by hairybusdriver2, Feb 24, 2013.

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  1. hairybusdriver2

    hairybusdriver2 Thread Starter

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    Hey everyone,

    I was curious of how Netflix makes there money and how they avoid any legal issues. Essentially it seems they use other companies/people's media and content to make money for themselves. Wouldn't they need to pay some kind of royaltie fees to the people who own the media?

    Also, what kind of servers would they need to use to handle the kind of stress they get from the thousands of people who are streaming content at once? How would they handle those issues?

    I only ask because I was thinking of hosting some videos (not copyrighted material) on my own virtual server so some of my facebook friends can have exclusive access to it. It's for a video game clan. Thanks again!
     
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    If you want to share videos with your friends, I would suggest using YouTube. You should be able to set up a private channel that only the people you want to view have access to.

    Netflix negotiates with movie studios and production companies to be able to stream the content that do. That's why not all movies and television shows are available. Not all companies give Netflix the right to do it. But this doesn't have anything to do with your videos if you're the one who made them.
     
  3. hairybusdriver2

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    I didn't know you could make youtube channels private, thanks that makes things much easier! As for netflix it just peaked my curiosity.
     
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