Netflix creates Super-PAC to promote SOPA-like causes
- Posted April 9th, 2012 at 17:55 EDT by Timothy Nunes
- 5 Comments
The largest online-streaming corporation Netflix created a committee to support SOPA-like causes.
Netflix has graced the PlayStation 3 since 2009, and Netflix has gone through a few ups and downs since, such as the price increase and the attempted splitting of services last year. Now, Netflix has sided with anti-piracy legislation and has created a special committee called FLIXPAC to support SOPA-like legislation.
During the last few waves of anti-piracy legislation, Netflix had put itself in support of the SOPA and PIPA propositions, but it backed out of support late in the campaign due to a massive public backlash of the appeals. Now that Netflix issued its support, it allows Netflix to fund and grant support for more appeals that fight against online piracy. This means that the newly-founded FLIXPAC could help bring proposed acts like the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) into fruitiion, since Netflix is such a major contributor to onling streaming.
Netflix is a very popular entertainment medium, and the clout that is has over many industries is very influencial. Without a doubt, the fight for anti-piracy is here for the long haul.
- 6:24pm EDT - April 9th, 2012
- 7:49pm EDT - April 9th, 2012
I guess I will need to stop my support of Netflix. It's cool. I don't mind going to the competition.
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 11:41pm EDT - April 9th, 2012
Yeah, forget that if Netflix is going to pull that now.
- 1:17am EDT - April 10th, 2012
Could a management team make more wrong moves in a year? Despite their past market dominance I can see how they are on and will continue on the downward spiral with this sort of BS!
MrSoprano92 | SamiFFXII
- 4:49am EDT - April 10th, 2012
I don't understand the management team at Netflix. I for one was never going to try their service out anyway, Lovefilm beats them for me, as it fulfils my needs. However, many of their subsribers will just leave them if they continue to incorporate such schemes into their business plans. It's that simple, they're using the anti piracy as a ploy to increase their revenue, but all that means nothing if they have no subscribers.
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