Friday, September 22, 2023

Netflix and Disney are not cable services

The Georgia Supreme Court let stand a ruling that denied Gwinnett County, the City of Brookhaven, and the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County the ability to tax Netflix, Disney, Dish, and DirecTV.

Those governments in north Georgia tried to use a state law from 2007 to tax the streaming services from those companies. Essentially, they were claiming those were the essentially cable TV services. A court dismissed the suit, and the governments appealed.

The court of appeals agreed, and the governments again appealed. Now the state supreme court upheld the ruling without comment. Courts have ruled and unless there's a way for the governments to somehow make this a Constitutional issue, that's it. Streaming companies are not cable companies.

My Streaming Life doesn't have to deal with more taxes. I like that.

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