A law passed in the wake of Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork's failed attempt to land on the...
Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 11:54 AM ETA law passed in the wake of Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork's failed attempt to land on the high court astonishingly gets in the way of allowing Netflix (NFLX -5.1%) to publicize its service over 20 years later. After Bork's video rental records became public fodder, the Video Privacy Protection Act was enacted requiring written permission for firms to share video records. For Netflix and other media companies, the law takes away a free advertising tool of enabling users to share movies picks with Facebook friends or via Twitter with a single click.
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