09 Aug The Netflix Lobbying Machine: Inside the Effort to Sway Policy Worldwide [THR]
By Rebecca Keegan
August 9, 2019 | Netflix has been evolving its public policy strategies in recent months to align itself more with Hollywood and less with Silicon Valley, a shift driven by the streamer’s maturation into a full-fledged film and TV studio, by its international expansion and by the intense scrutiny Washington is now applying to the tech companies. In January, Netflix abandoned its previous lobbying cohort, the Internet Association, which represents companies like Facebook and Google, and became the first streaming company to join the MPAA, which represents the major studios. The MPAA’s global reach gives Netflix a bargaining advantage on issues as varied as Latin American tax policy and new European laws regulating streaming companies.
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