Yesterday the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on SOPA, the so-called "Stop Online Piracy Act." The above site has a link to a webcast of the hearings. Techdirt's summary of the hearings is here; as that summary notes, surprisingly some of the Representatives expressed concerns about the overreaching aspects of the proposed act. (Techdirt has many other articles about SOPA and the hearings.)
Here are some other links about SOPA:
- EFF and Techdirt have both collected statements of opposition to SOPA.
- Here's the opening statement of Rep. Zoe Lofgren, a member of the Committee.
- The IEEE has a an interview with Rep. Lofgren.
- Here's Google's written testimony (Google was the only tech company allowed to testify at the hearing).
- EFF has another post about three legitimate web sites that could be at risk if SOPA passes. (EFF has many other posts about SOPA.)
- James Temple of the San Francisco Chronicle has an article about the bill.
- Eric Goldman states his reasons for opposing SOPA.
- UPDATE: Senators Wyden, Cantwell, Moran and Paul have written a letter opposing the so-called PROTECT-IP Act, the Senate version of SOPA.