• On May 2, 2012, Sen. John “Jay” Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., Chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, wrote a letter to Lord Justice Brian Leveson, who is leading a special judicial investigation into the News Corp phone hacking scandal. The Senator states that he “would like to know” if Lord Leveson finds evidence of intercepting messages from U.S. citizens or that originated in the U.S., or evidence that New Corp officials were aware of the hacking and bribery activity. The letter provides no deadline. To read the full letter, click here.
  • The full Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled “Oversight of the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator” on May 9, 2012, at 10:00 am in 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Victoria Espinel, Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, will testify. To read more, click here.