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Old 12-14-2017, 10:33 AM   #1
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Is Disney on the verge of becoming a monopoly?

With it's acquisition of 20th Century Foxģ, is Disney on the verge of becoming a (semi-)monopolistic company?

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Old 12-14-2017, 10:38 AM   #2
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With it's acquisition of 20th Century Fox, is Disney on the verge of becoming a (semi-)monopolistic company?
There is no (semi) about it they are a monopoly.
I really wish comcast could have bought fox just so we can see Deadpool and Death Stroke on the same screen. They could have easily just crapped on Marvel characters haha
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Old 12-14-2017, 10:58 AM   #3
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Yesterday, Disney didn't own X-Men, Fantastic Four, the Alien franchise, and Planet of the Apes. Today, they do. Who cares? Doesn't change much of anything. Disney didn't even buy all of Fox.
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:24 AM   #4
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Disney is definitely hogging a lot of IP these days. Perhaps not on the verge, but it's somewhere downhill of them.
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Not until Disney buys Time Warner/DC/WB and Paramount. Then maybe they'll be a monopoly.
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Old 12-14-2017, 02:15 PM   #6
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Monopoly by definition means one player which Disney isn't in anything. The question is also too vague, a monopoly in which market? Disney has always been in an oligopolistic market however and has all of our lives, it got smaller because of this deal but it's the way capitalism works, that's why all countries have anti-trust laws to prevent it even if they don't work as they should.
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Old 12-14-2017, 05:17 PM   #7
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Announcing this today was just waiving shiny keys around at the masses so they don’t pay attention to the net neutrality repeal.

Don’t pay attention to this incredibly scary thing we just did....pay attention to the mouse....

The Murdochs, Iger, and Trump are all buddies anyway.
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Old 12-14-2017, 05:43 PM   #8
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With it's acquisition of 20th Century Foxģ, is Disney on the verge of becoming a (semi-)monopolistic company?
Not even close.
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Old 12-14-2017, 07:06 PM   #9
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Announcing this today was just waiving shiny keys around at the masses so they donít pay attention to the net neutrality repeal.

Donít pay attention to this incredibly scary thing we just did....pay attention to the mouse....

The Murdochs, Iger, and Trump are all buddies anyway.
This is just a coincidence this happened the same day, it has no relation to each other.
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Old 12-14-2017, 07:25 PM   #10
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Announcing this today was just waiving shiny keys around at the masses so they donít pay attention to the net neutrality repeal.

Donít pay attention to this incredibly scary thing we just did....pay attention to the mouse....

The Murdochs, Iger, and Trump are all buddies anyway.
At least some attorneys general from various states are planning to sue the FCC on the people's behalf...
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:24 PM   #11
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This is just a coincidence this happened the same day, it has no relation to each other.
Is it?

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Disney's Monopoly, eh?
I wonder how much it would take to buy up all of Hasbro?
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Disney's Monopoly, eh?
I wonder how much it would take to buy up all of Hasbro?
Because of that one TV channel they had? Not a lot, I guess.
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