Netflix is not having a good time. In addition to the decline in customers, the recent mass layoffs in the US and a new ad pack, The Brazilian subsidiary is now dealing with the return of a problem from last year.
An injunction from the Rio de Janeiro Court of Justice requires the service to stop using high-definition video compression technology called DivX. Otherwise, you will get a fine of R$ 50 thousand per day. Netflix had already overturned the court order in 2022, but it came into force again.
platform of streaming Protected in Brazil by registration with the National Intellectual Property Institute from 2018 onwards, would be taking advantage of the technology without the proper license.
As of last year, Netflix denied the use of DivX, but five technical considerations submitted by the software developer to TJRJ were interpreted as evidence to the contrary.
Carlos Aboim, lawyer divxclaims that “going to court was a found resource for protecting this and new investments in the development of new technologies”.
Netflix says TJRJ’s decision will hurt significantly, but it shouldn’t affect the image and streaming quality for its subscribers.
*with information lawyers.com