Ted Sarandos, Head of Content Acquisition for Netflix attends the 2015 IDA Documentary Awards at Paramount Studios on December 5, 2015 in Hollywood, California. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images/AFP
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The European Union unveiled plans Wednesday that would allow travellers to get online streaming services like Netflix or BBC iPlayer when abroad by 2017, something currently blocked by complex copyright rules.The commission, the executive body of the EU, said the ability of Europeans to enjoy subscriptions to these services while still in the bloc was "a new EU right for consumers".EU officials said the BBC service would need to introduce a system that verifies the country of residence of users, which services like Netflix and Amazon already have.The commission said the so-called "portability" issue is only the first step towards a far more controversial plan by the EU to overhaul the EU's complex copyright rules, part of a scheme to create a single digital market in Europe.
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