U.S. Senate Hearing on seizing websites – 2/16

In contrast to Feb 15’s Hillary Clinton speech about Internet Freedom on Feb. 16 2011,  the Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing entitled “Targeting Websites Dedicated To Stealing American Intellectual Property“. This was a followup to last year’s shelving of the COICA Act and the recent DHS-ICE site seizures – which some consider to be of dubious legality. Witnesses include representatives of the Authors Guild, Go Daddy, Verizon, and Visa. There was be a webcast.

Witness Statements

Tom Adams – Rosetta Stone Inc
Scott Turow – Authors Guild
Christine Jones – Go Daddy
Thomas Dailey – Verizon
Denise Yee – Visa

Member Statements
Patrick Leahy Chair
Chuck Grassley
Al Franken