This week in pictures: SOPA stalls

Rep. Lamar Smith, committee chair and chief SOPA sponsor. Credit: flickr/ryanjreilly

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House committee postpones action on SOPA

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has postponed further debate on the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) until after Congress' holiday break. At the urging of some SOPA opponents, Representative Lamar Smith, a Texas Republican and committee chairman, said Friday he will consider a hearing or a classified briefing on the bill's impact on cybersecurity.

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