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I’m not so sure I feel comfortable giving them money now.



But you felt comfortable giving them money before when that money went to MPAA members...


I am not sure what point you are trying to make here. There a is difference between being an independent content distributor and being a member of the gang.


Netflix has not been an independent content distributor for years. Here are their productions and co-productions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_original_programs_dist....


This is true. What I meant was "independent content distributor for not their own content".

In an ideal world Netflix would not produce content and Sony would not own a movie studio.


What makes that "ideal"?


Because we would have more honest competition (and from that possibly better outcome for the consumer).

I find that a great example is Blu-Ray vs HD-DVD where the later did not have region restrictions but the first belonged to Sony who also owned a movie studio allowing large portion of the content to be never released on HD-DVD.




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