FLIXPAC: Netflix Comments on Newly Formed Political Action Committee

  • Netflix has created its own political action committee called FLIXPAC.
  • The company has been increasing its lobbying presence in Washington and sees the PAC as a logical next step.
  • Netflix is especially interested in video privacy laws, which have kept it from integrating with social network Facebook.
  • According to the company statement on its objective: “PACs are commonplace for companies that lead a big, growing market and Netflix is no exception. Our PAC is a way for our employees to support candidates that understand our business and technology. It was not set up for the purpose of supporting SOPA or PIPA. Instead, Netflix has engaged on other issues including network neutrality, bandwidth caps, usage based billing and reforming the Video Privacy Protection Act.”
  • “Reminder: Netflix has been particularly vocal about the VPPA since last summer,” reports Peter Kafka for AllThingsD. “Last year it boosted its political spending significantly in an effort to change that law.”

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