Chris leads a debate on the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act, with NBCUniversal Executive Vice President and General Counsel Rick Cotton and Reddit.com co-founder Alexis Ohanian, as well as former Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) and former lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
This morning we debated the Stop Online Piracy Act. Our parent company, NBCUniversal, supports SOPA -- and we had NBCUniversal Executive Vice President Richard Cotton on to make the case for it. Opposing the bill was Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit.com. As you'll see at the top of the first segment, Chris had his own take on it as well. Also there for the discussion were former Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) and former lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
It was a pretty unique discussion, I thought. At least two of the participants I spoke with afterward said they had more they wanted to say -- and we may be able to get some of that up on the website.
The White House and Rupert Murdoch weighed in on SOPA this weekend. And the vote is scheduled for Jan. 24th. So this probably won't be the last we're hearing of this.
Jonathan Larsen is the executive producer of Up w/ Chris Hayes. You can follow him on Twitter @JTLarsen.