Netflix, Hulu, Dish Network, DirecTV, and Disney streaming services are being sued by three towns in Georgia.
A fascinating story out of Georgia by @thedextriarchy on the possibility of Netflix being forced to pay cable fees, which arguably might change how we regulate streaming services. https://t.co/tPJNUIgXcE
— Peter Labuza (@labuzamovies) January 21, 2021
The lawsuit filed against the providers state that they have violated the “Georgia Consumer Choice for Television Act”.The law enacted in 2007, states that “video services” must pay a quarterly franchise fee to local governments. If they are a part of an internet service package or operate wirelessly, then they do not have to pay the streaming fees.Cities in Texas, Ohio, Nevada and Indiana have also filed similar lawsuits against streaming services for franchising fees.