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NetflixThe House of Representatives has voted to approve a bill which would make it easier for users to share movies that they’re watching on social networks like Facebook on Tuesday. That could eventually lead more video services, like Netflix, to integrate with Facebook’s Open Graph and enable “seamless sharing” of that content. The bill, H.R. 6671, relaxes a law passed in the 1980s that prohibits companies from sharing the film titles that people have watched from being shared with others. The Video Privacy Protection Act, as it is called, was passed in the wake of a scandal during the Robert Bork Supreme Court nomination hearings, in which his video rental history had been leaked to the press. Other politicians, fearing that their own rentals of salacious 1980s era porn could also be made public, voted to make such a thing illegal.

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