By Gautham Nagesh - 01/25/12 06:59 PM EST
At the time, IP subpanel Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said the bill reflects the reality of the current video market by allowing video providers to share information on consumers' viewing habits if they so choose.
Firms would still need consumer's consent before sharing any information on their
viewing preferences, but users would be able to provide and withdraw consent to the ongoing sharing of their
favorite movies or TV shows on Web, without having to do so every time
they rent a movie.