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Netflix speaks out against Net Neutrality

  • 21/03/2014 at 01:23 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Netflix LogoIn a blogpost published today, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is speaking out against net neutrality saying that a strong case can be made for a fair and equal internet. We all know it has been a long and ridiculous fight that has shown a serious bias in favor of corporations. In spite of overwhelming public outrage, net neutrality has essentially been demolished thanks to the defeated case against it by the FCC.

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Facebook Netflix Integration is Blocked by US Federal Law

  • 25/09/2011 at 03:45 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Facebook Netflix Integration BlockedThere were many updates to Facebook Thursday, which were aimed at easing the sharing of the lives of millions through the timeline feature. The one thing they are not allowed to share are details of what movies they have rented. While those who rent music from Spotify can post the songs they are listening too, posting your Netflix movies is only allowable in Canada and Latin America.

Federal law is blocking Netflix from allowing Americans from sharing the same info. This law is 25 years old, which predates the Internet, and is called the Video Privacy Protection Act. This quarter-of-a-century-old law was concocted by Congress to protect Robert Bork, who failed to be appointed to the Supreme Court, from the Washington City Paper. They had published his video rental history and this law stipulated that a consumer must consent to the publicizing of each and every rental.

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