The DOJ Is Warning The Oscars Over Rule Changes Targeting Netflix




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Yesterday the Department of Justice (DOJ) sent a warning to The Oscars about proposed rule changes that are seen as an effort to block Netflix and other streaming services from the awards.

Over the last few months, Steven Spielberg has reportedly been pushing rules that would restrict movies that debut on Netflix and other streaming services from The Oscars.

Now the Department of Justice has sent a letter to The Oscars about the rule changes concerning antitrust laws under the Sherman Act that prohibits anticompetitive agreements among competitors.

Some in the industry argued that movies that air on streaming services should be included for Oscar contention since they did not play in movie theaters.

As Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and others grow they are no longer just challenging TV studios but also blockbuster movies. Some in the industry seem to be unhappy about that, but the question now is at what point would efforts to block Netflix from award shows break the Sherman Act and be seen as an antitrust issue.

What do you think of this move? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think.

Source: Variety

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