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Netflix Confirms It Will Add Social Sharing Features In 2013, Once Obama Signs New Bill

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Netflix has confirmed to Talking Points Memo that it will introduce social sharing features for U.S. users in 2013, following the passage of a bill that will make it easier for users of the on-demand video streaming platform to share what movies they have seen with friends on their social networking accounts. The legislation, passed last week, just needs President Obama’s signature.

The new bill is a update to the 1988 Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), which was passed after the a list of the late Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork’s video rentals was leaked to the press. Netflix already enables users in more than 40 countries and territories to share the titles of the films and TV shows on Facebook. Under the new bill, companies like Netflix will have to obtain “informed, written consent” from users (this can be done online) before they can share their viewed videos or recommendations…

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