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To: Federal Trade Commission

Stop the Amazon-MGM merger!

Stop the Amazon-MGM merger!

We urge you to block Amazon's attempt to buy MGM! If Amazon is permitted to own MGM, consumers will be more forcefully pushed into subscribing to Amazon Prime to access content that should be available across all platforms, and Amazon can use its Fire TV products to keep other streaming devices out. This kind of consolidation allows Amazon to dominate the market and abuse employees.

Why is this important?

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched an investigation into Jeff Bezos and Amazon's $8.45 billion acquisition of MGM studios.

The MGM merger would add a catalog of more than 4,000 films and 17,000 episodes to Amazon’s Prime Video service and give it control of future production, increasing its monopoly over content, and allow it to control intellectual property rights that will stretch over other businesses. This comes along with news that Amazon is planning to open department stores across the nation to take over brick and mortar space.

We need FTC Chair Lina Khan, an antitrust advocate, to block this merger as a critical first step to reining the mega company in.

We've written a letter to Khan with more than 30 other organizations to ask the FTC to do just that, and now we need to add your voice to build momentum.

Sign the petition: Tell the federal government to stop Amazon from buying MGM!


Reasons for signing

  • Why only 3700 out of 4000 signatures?
  • Amazon is an unregulated mega corporation. This move gives them extreme power and leverage. They pay slave wages, and hardly any tax. This must be stopped before it's too late.
  • Need healthy competition, not monopolies.

Updates

2021-10-15 17:31:19 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2021-10-15 17:06:26 -0400

500 signatures reached

2021-10-15 16:55:23 -0400

100 signatures reached

2021-10-15 08:01:35 -0400

50 signatures reached

2021-10-14 21:16:10 -0400

25 signatures reached

2021-09-26 00:01:17 -0400

10 signatures reached