Was going to let this lie but it's just too funny. I knew calling and chatting about Amazon's new policy of blocking VPN users would be a waste but just wanted to get confirmation that's what they are doing. Thanks to Saurav, Aravind Varma, Anurag, Vini, and Mohammed (in the chat below) and Faisal, Laura, and Jack (via phone and email) who all piled on to help. Eight people in 35 minutes -- quite the team effort! And my first name was used nine times, it's almost like they're ... my friends. It was Laura (via phone) who finally confirmed that, yes, Mr. Bezos has decided to flip the bird to VPN users whether they are streaming or not (not her exact words).