by Mike Masnick
Mon, Jan 9th 2012 3:28am
The House Oversight Committee in Congress has done a cool thing that pretty much every committee in Congress should have done long ago: put a ton of its archived video of Committee hearings online. You can see them all on YouTube. The actual project was done by Carl Malamud -- and as we've noted in the past, if Malamud is involved in a project, it's almost certainly a good thing. Malamud is a leading force in terms of open government and government transparency, and it's great that Rep. Darrell Issa and the House Oversight Committee worked with him on this project. All in all, they put up 1,139 videos, ranging back as far as March of 1993 (and right up to December 16th of 2011). This is a "pilot project," so hopefully it means the same thing will be done with other Congressional video as well.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Kudos To Senator Leahy: Fighting To Keep Privacy & Civil Liberties Board From Being Hobbled
- Just As Open Competitor To Elsevier's SSRN Launches, SSRN Accused Of Copyright Crackdown
- Good News: Carla Hayden Easily Approved As The New Librarian Of Congress
- Appeals Court Says Government Email Stored On Private Servers Is Still Subject To FOIA Requests
- Homeland Security Committee Thinks Backdoors Are Bad, But Encryption Still A Problem The Government Needs To Fix