DiMA Applauds Members of the House Judiciary Committee for Streamlining Consent Requirements under the Video Privacy Protection Act
(Washington, DC – October 13, 2011) In response to the House Judiciary Committee’s markup of H.R. 2471, Gregory Alan Barnes, Director of Government Affairs for the Digital Media Association, issued the following statement:
“H.R. 2471 represents an important step forward for video service providers that are covered under the Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (“VPPA”). The bill’s passage will make it easier for consumers and covered services to come to an agreement over the exact terms and circumstances by which an individual’s rental history of prerecorded video cassette tapes or similar audio-visual materials can be shared with friends or acquaintances online.
“We commend Representative Bob Goodlatte and other members of the House Judiciary Committee for their leadership on this issue, and their willingness to update current law while not changing the scope or breadth of service providers covered under the VPPA’s existing provisions.”