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Russian Ex-Agent Drafts Law That Could Restrict Netflix’s Access

A former security services officer turned lawmaker has proposed a bill to restrict foreign ownership in online film and music streaming services in Russia, possibly threatening the local operations of companies such as Netflix Inc.

State Duma Deputy Andrei Lugovoi’s draft calls for the government to compile a list of online audiovisual services that have more than 100,000 monthly users in Russia. Foreign ownership in such services would be restricted to 20 percent by July 2017 if the law is passed, according to a document posted Friday on the website of the lower house of Russia’s parliament.

“Services including online cinemas and other services for digital content distribution remain...


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