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Netflix's Pursuit of Oscars Threatens to Become Antitrust Issue

  • U.S. said to raise antitrust concerns in letter to Academy CEO
  • New rules may violate competition laws, antitrust chief says
Yalitza Aparicio stars in "Roma."
Yalitza Aparicio stars in "Roma."Source: Netflix
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Netflix Inc.’s pursuit of Academy Awards could become an antitrust issue.

The U.S. Justice Department warned the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that potential rule changes, which could hurt Netflix and other streaming platforms, may violate laws meant to protect competition, according to a person familiar with the matter.