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H.R.2471 Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2012, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Dec 20, 2012 By Senator Leahy from Committee on the Judiciary filed written report. Report No. 112-258. Additional views filed.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Judiciary

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Judiciary - Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on the Judiciary - Privacy, Technology and the Law

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on December 06, 2011, with a roll call of 303 ayes, 116 nays, and 14 not voting.

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  • 70% of users oppose H.R.2471

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  • H.R.2471 has been viewed 5,355 times

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    Supporting Organizations

    • Netflix

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    • Center for Democracy and Technology

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      I know that the organization Center for Democracy and Technology supports H.R.2471
    • Digital Media Association

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      I know that the organization Digital Media Association supports H.R.2471
    • Facebook

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      I know that the organization Facebook supports H.R.2471

    Opposing Organizations

    • Electronic Privacy Information Center

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      I know that the organization Electronic Privacy Information Center opposes H.R.2471
    • ACLU

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      I know that the organization ACLU opposes H.R.2471

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On September 25, 2011, by PrivateEye - Netflix has made plenty of money, prior to it's screwing with customers this year, with Title 18, Section 2710, intact. No need to change the legislation for the purpose of invading citizens' privacy and boosting sales. They, Blockbuster, and the other video providers can do plenty of social networking *without* attaching a viewer's name to a rental!

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      As noted by PrivateEye, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 25, 2011, "Netflix has made plenty of money, prior to it's screwing with customers this year, with Title 18, Section 2710, intact. No need to change the legislation for the purpose of invading citizens' privacy and boosting sales. They, Blockbuster, and the other video providers can do plenty of social networking *without* attaching a viewer's name to a rental!"
    • On September 17, 2011, by Sparhawk2k - What would people be opposing here? It seems like a very simple bill to correct an oversight? Are people so against letting Netflix do social networking?

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      As noted by Sparhawk2k, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 17, 2011, "What would people be opposing here? It seems like a very simple bill to correct an oversight? Are people so against letting Netflix do social networking?"
    • On September 17, 2011, by Sparhawk2k - What would people be opposing here? It seems like a very simple bill to correct an oversight? Are people so against letting Netflix do social networking with the user's permission?

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      As noted by Sparhawk2k, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 17, 2011, "What would people be opposing here? It seems like a very simple bill to correct an oversight? Are people so against letting Netflix do social networking with the user's permission?"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Good Stocks For 2012,Top Stocks For 2013: Netflix: H.R. 2471 Less ... - June 16, 2012 by gostocks - Andy Hargreaves of Pacific Crest today reiterates a Sector Perform rating on shares of Netflix (NFLX), calling the intense debate by the U.S. Senate of a bill titled H.R. 2471, to allow dissemination of subscribers' movie viewing ...

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      As noted by gostocks on June 16, 2012, "Andy Hargreaves of Pacific Crest today reiterates a Sector Perform rating on shares of Netflix (NFLX), calling the intense debate by the U.S. Senate of a bill titled H.R. 2471, to allow dissemination of subscribers' movie viewing ..." (/url?q=http://go-stocks.blogspot.com/2012/06/netflix-hr-2471-less-likely-in-current.html&sa=U&ei=UKYVULrpCOPt0gGl9YDgCA&ved=0CCkQmAEwAw&usg=AFQjCNEuvpNLp8xHexIlkBKsxCX-3ab7vQ)
    • Good Stocks For 2012,Top Stocks For 2013: Netflix: H.R. 2471 Less ... - June 16, 2012 by gostocks - Andy Hargreaves of Pacific Crest today reiterates a Sector Perform rating on shares of Netflix (NFLX), calling the intense debate by the U.S. Senate of a bill titled H.R. 2471, to allow dissemination of subscribers' movie viewing ...

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      As noted by gostocks on June 16, 2012, "Andy Hargreaves of Pacific Crest today reiterates a Sector Perform rating on shares of Netflix (NFLX), calling the intense debate by the U.S. Senate of a bill titled H.R. 2471, to allow dissemination of subscribers' movie viewing ..." (/url?q=http://go-stocks.blogspot.com/2012/06/netflix-hr-2471-less-likely-in-current.html&sa=U&ei=8cQSUJeBA6jZ0QHdm4DACA&ved=0CC0QmAEwBA&usg=AFQjCNExFrdqgE714G4d4VBYk-Xrs3O-fQ)
    • Good Stocks For 2012,Top Stocks For 2013: Netflix: H.R. 2471 Less ... - June 16, 2012 by gostocks - Andy Hargreaves of Pacific Crest today reiterates a Sector Perform rating on shares of Netflix (NFLX), calling the intense debate by the U.S. Senate of a bill titled H.R. 2471, to allow dissemination of subscribers' movie viewing ...

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      As noted by gostocks on June 16, 2012, "Andy Hargreaves of Pacific Crest today reiterates a Sector Perform rating on shares of Netflix (NFLX), calling the intense debate by the U.S. Senate of a bill titled H.R. 2471, to allow dissemination of subscribers' movie viewing ..." (/url?q=http://go-stocks.blogspot.com/2012/06/netflix-hr-2471-less-likely-in-current.html&sa=U&ei=0GsRUIXlPOff0QH3xYGABg&ved=0CC0QmAEwBA&usg=AFQjCNG_dPfDDZrgHRQGpB6J4_IzvgwN5A)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Senate Committee Passes Electronic Communications Privacy Act - November 30, 2012 by American Civil Liberties Union - ...– The Senate Judiciary Committee today passed an amendment to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). The bill (H.R.2471 substitute), introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), will require law enforcement agencies to obtain search warrants

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      As noted by American Civil Liberties Union on November 30, 2012, "...– The Senate Judiciary Committee today passed an amendment to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). The bill (H.R.2471 substitute), introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), will require law enforcement agencies to obtain search warrants" (http://www.aclu.org/technology-and-liberty/senate-committee-passes-electronic-communications-privacy-act-0)
    • EPIC Objects to Facebook Settlement, Cites Failure to Benefit Class Members - July 16, 2012 by jdsupra.com - 17 Spotify, http://www.spotify.com/us/(last visited Jul. 11, 2012). 18 The Video Privacy Protection Act: Protecting Viewer Privacy in the 21st Century: Hearing on H.R. 2471 Before the Subcomm. on Privacy, Technology and the Law of the S. Comm. on the ...

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      As noted by jdsupra.com on July 16, 2012, "17 Spotify, http://www.spotify.com/us/(last visited Jul. 11, 2012). 18 The Video Privacy Protection Act: Protecting Viewer Privacy in the 21st Century: Hearing on H.R. 2471 Before the Subcomm. on Privacy, Technology and the Law of the S. Comm. on the ..." (http://www.jdsupra.com/post/documentViewer.aspx?fid=e6639f2e-1d0a-41aa-9416-725667f48bd9)
    • EPIC Objects to Facebook Settlement, Cites Failure to Benefit Class Members - July 16, 2012 by jdsupra.com - 17 Spotify, http://www.spotify.com/us/(last visited Jul. 11, 2012). 18 The Video Privacy Protection Act: Protecting Viewer Privacy in the 21st Century: Hearing on H.R. 2471 Before the Subcomm. on Privacy, Technology and the Law of the S. Comm. on the ...

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      As noted by jdsupra.com on July 16, 2012, "17 Spotify, http://www.spotify.com/us/(last visited Jul. 11, 2012). 18 The Video Privacy Protection Act: Protecting Viewer Privacy in the 21st Century: Hearing on H.R. 2471 Before the Subcomm. on Privacy, Technology and the Law of the S. Comm. on the ..." (http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/jdsupra-60993/)
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