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Spoiler alert: 'House of Cards' upends rules of viewer etiquette

Spoiler alert: 'House of Cards' upends rules of viewer etiquette

Since screening the Season 2 premiere of “House of Cards” almost two weeks ago, I have been dying to talk about a showstopper of a moment in it. But even though Netflix made all 13 episodes of the second season available to the public Friday, I still don’t feel I can discuss what I saw without spoiling the surprise for some fans online or in social media. Spoilers have long been an issue with DVR and on-demand viewing. But the new streaming, all-episodes-at-once distribution model introduced by Netflix with the launch of “House of Cards” last year has complicated the matter exponentially. If there weren’t strict guidelines in the TV-DVR-On-Demand era,...

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