Netflix Users Asked To Lobby Congress Over Privacy Law

Law360, New York (September 23, 2011, 5:43 PM EDT) -- Netflix Inc. asked its users Thursday to help lobby Congress to change the Video Privacy Protection Act, a law it says prevents it from linking user accounts with Facebook and the same law Netflix is accused of violating in recent class actions.

The video-streaming company announced Thursday that users in Canada and Latin America will be able to link their Netflix and Facebook accounts in order to share what they're watching. The company lamented, however, that linking won't be available in the U.S. because of the...
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