I hope they can influence more broadband for all!
Netflix (s nflx) has formed its own political action committee called Flixpac, and my sources indicate that the biggest issues it plans to tackle will be how to let folks share their movies on social networks and the more nuanced issues of broadband competition, network neutrality and what defines television in an IP age. The first issue requires straightforward lobbying to change the Video Protection Privacy Act (VPPA), while the second issue is one that will require the strategic planning of a continental invasion.
In terms of Flixpac details Politico reported on Saturday that Chris Libertelli, head of government relations at Netflix, had filed the paperwork to create a PAC and it speculated that it would act in part to protect against attacks such as the Stop Online Piracy Act or Protect IP Act. It also mentioned the VPPA. Ars Technica has Netflix’s agenda correct with a focus on VPPA…
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