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Submission + - Netflix creates pro-SOPA super-PAC (rt.com) 1

cpu6502 writes: The streaming content giant has created its own superpac, FLIXPAC, whose main goal is to promote SOPA-like legislation. The last time anti-piracy legislation came close to approval, massive Internet campaigns stopped the bills from passage, but only after opponents practically waged a war against the entertainment industry and supporters of the bills. Netflix, a long-time opponent of online piracy, will now be able to endorse elected officials by way of big-time contributions, with the PAC now approved to hand out up to $5,000 per election.

Trade publication HIS Screen Digest released a study last week estimating that the 3.4 billion online viewings expected to occur by the end of 2012 will outweigh 2.4 billion DVD and Blu-Ray disc views, and NetFlix desires to protect that revenue stream. Among the newest bills authored out of Washington is the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, which includes provisions to monitor internet uploads and downloads.

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