Jan 22, 2019 - Technology

Netflix in late-stage talks to join Hollywood lobby

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Netflix is in advanced talks to join the Motion Picture Association of America, the group that has long advocated for the biggest Hollywood movies studios, according to 2 sources familiar with the matter. The talks were first reported by Politico Pro.

Why it matters: Netflix is signaling a move away from its tech roots as it builds its content library. It's also a major shift in the Washington influence battles, as the company looks to join traditional movie studios and leaves the Internet Association, which has long represented tech companies.

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