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On the bad side: the MPAA lobbies heavily for continually enlarging copyright protection (e.g. the DMCA) and aggressively pursues legal action against individuals. Netflix has deep pockets, so its membership provides the MPAA with increased funds for lobbying and legal muscle.

> and aggressively pursues legal action against individuals

Do they still do this? I thought they finally realized it wasn’t worth the trouble.

Netflix has deep pockets? Have you seen their balance sheet and debt obligations?

MPAA membership dues are on the order of USD 10 million per year.

Which is chomp change for any major company.

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