January 25, 2022

Reports and Prepared Testimony From SOPA (Stop Online Privacy) House Judiciary Committee Hearing & Additional Resources

UPDATE: Archived Video of U.S. House Judiciary Committee SOPA Hearing (Recorded on November 16, 2011)
The video runs about 3.5 hours.

Reports from the Hearing

Register of Copyrights: without SOPA, copyright “will ultimately fail” (via Ars Technica)

Lawmakers Skeptical of Criticisms of Antipiracy Bill (via National Journal)
By Juliana Gruenwald

House Members Voice Piracy-Bill Support (Subs Only, via WSJ) or Free Full Text via Google
by Amy Schatz

Stop Online Piracy sponsors defend the copyright bill (via Computerworld)
by Grant Gross

Bill puts onus on Google to fight piracy (via The Hill)
By Gautham Nagesh

Battle over Stop Online Piracy Act reaches fever pitch (via Washington Post Tech Blog)
By Cecilia Kang

Live Coverage

Alex Howard (O’Reilly) Live Tweets from Hearing & His Hearing Overview (via HuffPo)

Prepared Testimony

Maria Pallante
Register of Copyrights
U.S. Library of Congress

John Clark
Chief Security Officer and VP of Global Security

Michael O’Leary
Senior Executive Vice President
Global Policy and External Affairs

Katherine Oyama
Policy Counsel

Linda Kirkpatrick
Group Head
Customer Performance Integrity

Paul Almeida
Dept. of Professional Employees

Speakers List and Background (via the Committee Web Site)

Additional Materials (via the Committee Web Site incl. Letters of Support for Legislation)

THOMAS (Text of Legislation, Summary, and Other Info)

Internet Community Shut Out of Stop Online Piracy Act Hearing – Again (via EFF)

Library Copyright Alliance Writes Letter to House Judiciary Committee Regarding SOPA

What’s in a name? So-called anti-piracy copyright legislation (via ALA District Dispatch)

American Censorship Day – Stop SOPA

SOPA Puts Internet in the Crosshairs and Growing Chorus of Opposition to “Stop Online Piracy Act” (Center for Democracy and Technology)

Video of Anti-SOPA Press Conference and Panel Discussion Organized by Public Knowledge, Demand Progress, Computer and Communications Industry Association, Americans for Job Security, Don’t Censor the Net and the CEA. (Recorded on November 15, 2011)
+ Video: Comments by Rep. Daryl Issa (R-CA) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
+ Video: Panel Discussion, Part 1 
+ Video: Panel Discussion, Part 2
+ Video: Panel Discussion, Part 3
+ Video: Panel Discussion, Part 4

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.