Justice Department Warns The Academy Against Changing Oscar Rules to Limit Netflix and Other Streaming Services

The Department of Justice has warned the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences against any suppression of Netflix’s ability to win awards at the Oscars.

The Justice Department says that doing so could violate anti-trust laws by eliminating some of the competition that the movie industry has. The Academy has been considering a rule change to the Oscars that would restrict the eligibility of streaming service movies that debut on the site at the same time as in theaters.

Legendary director Steven Spielberg has levied heavily for the rule change to come into effect.

Source: Justice warns academy against suppressing competition in Oscar awards | TheHill

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