Category Archives: Policy & Ethics

Netflix Cancels Arrested Development Events In The Wake Of Jeffrey Tambor Scandal

Members of the Arrested Development cast have been put on the spot as of late after Jessica Walter tearfully talked about experiencing verbal harassment by co-star Jeffrey Tambor during a cast interview. Since that article, Jason Bateman and Tony Hale have apologized for their attempts to downplay the situation moments after Walters made the claim, and ETOnline said David Cross expressed regret in for not speaking up on behalf of Walter in the moment. In short, it’s become a topic that will likely be broached in every interview with the Arrested Development cast in the near future, which may be why the show has decided to stop its press tour for the time being. – Mick Joest, CinemaBlend

Top Egypt court orders temporary YouTube ban over Prophet Mohammad…

Egypt’s top administrative court ruled on Saturday that regulators must block the video file-sharing site YouTube for one month over a video that denigrates the Prophet Mohammad, a lawyer who filed the case told Reuters. – Reuters

FCC is hurting consumers to help corporations, Mignon Clyburn says on exit

“Let’s just face it, [Internet service providers] are last-mile monopolies,” [Mignon L. Clyburn] told Ars. “In an ideal world, we wouldn’t need regulation. We don’t live in an ideal world, all markets are not competitive, and when that is the case, that is why agencies like the Federal Communications Commission were constructed. We are here as a substitute for competition.” – Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica

MoviePass Parent’s Stock Slides to Another Record Low

[Helios and Matheson Analytics] slid 5 cents, or 12%, to close at 41 cents on Friday. The issue has now lost more than 80% of its value during the past three weeks and declined steadily since a May 8 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that revealed it had $15.5 million in available cash at the end of April, plus $27.9 million on deposit with merchants while monthly expenses totaled $21.7 million. – Dave McNary, Variety
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