Republicans Darrell Issa and Democrat Elijah Cummings are among those unsure if charges fitted the activist's "crime."
Richard O'Dwyer created TVShack.net, which linked to sites to watch TV and movies. Although he's lived in the UK his entire life, he faces 10 years in prison in the US.
The sixth most popular web site in the world will shut down all its English web pages to stop the new piece of legislation that threatens the future of the internet.
Smartphone scanning technology gives customers an easy way to identify items that are produced by companies that support the controversial piece of legislation.
The popular social news site is shutting down for 12 hours to openly object the new piece of legislation that could severely limit online freedoms.