Google's antipiracy efforts are likely to come under scrutiny during a US congression
Google will testify on "rogue" websites at a House hearing 6 April. Senator Patrick Leahy is spearheading antipiracy efforts in Congress.
Google has accepted an invitation to appear on 6 April before a US House subcommittee investigating websites accused of distributing pirated intellectual property, sources with knowledge of the witness list told ZDNet Australia sister site CNET.
Should Google testify as expected, it is believed to be one of the first occasions the search company has been questioned publicly about whether it plays any role in internet piracy.
Trade associations representing the film, music, software and video game industries say "rogue" sites violate copyright law and profit from their work without compensating owners. Many of them have accused Google for years of helping to fund copyright infringement by enabling site operators to post Google ads on their sites.