House Judiciary Committee holds hearing on HR.3261, opposition mounts #SOPA

Today, Wed. November 16 2011 the U.S House of Representatives Judiciary Committee held a hearing on H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act, which was introduced October 26, 2011. This hearing, of which no recording is currently available, was controversial – not only because of the provisions of the Act, but also because, with the exception of Google, every invited witness is a vocal proponent.

Opponents have deemed today American Censorship Day and statements have been issued opposing the bill including letters from corporationsadvocacy groupsmembers of Congress and law professors.

A petition on the White House site has already surpassed its target of 25k signatures.