Yeah just like how no one can make a cartoon Mouse or Duck now because disney has a trademark on Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck right? You couldn't have like Mighty Mouse or Daffy Duck or something, Disney could shut them down because it uses a common animal name that is part of Disney's trademark. Makes complete sense. The only reason they haven't been shut down is because they didn't bother to go to court over it. They should have picked different names for those characters because those animals are reserved...
They keep getting made because of all the money the mafiaa dudes have poured into anti-piracy propaganda. A significant amount of people have no real perspective on the issue of piracy, and instead there is a sort of believe system that starts with the axiom that piracy is a massive loss of money, and goes from there.
Ask for access from who? The people they are trying to convict? Obviously this would be kept in reserve for that rare case when they are not inclined to help with the investigation for some wierd reason :)
I would say it's much more like the reason is because of pressure from the copyright holders. There isn't any reason I can think of that Netflix itself would have any interest in partitioning it's service by country, but they will probably get sued if they don't play the lip service game properly.
I actually feel a whole lot safer just with the "passing the 100 murder" headline we started with. 20 Years it's been around? 60 million people per month use it in the U.S. alone? It's record is wayyy better than I would have assumed.
It's not about control, it's about legislative capture. It's about money for nothing. Notice for all the raving they do about piracy, the laws they buy are never actually to fight piracy, they are to give them longer copyrights, more things that copyright covers, less freedom for people to reuse content they already bought, etc. Piracy doesn't just "not hurt their bottom line", it's the golden goose.
Avengers was an outlier, Jurassic World was an outlier, Frozen, Furious 7, Gone with the Wind, etc ad nauseum. There are no outliers, there are movies people care about going to see and movies people don't .