SOPA debate adjourned, still on table

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The House Judiciary committee considering the Stop Online Privacy Act adjourned Friday with new new vote date set, reported the Guardian.

Hollywood media giants have heavily lobbied for the bill, that would crack down on online privacy, which they say has cost them billions in lost sales, according to the Guardian.

But several prominent web firms sent open letters to Congress, arguing the bill would halt innovation on the Internet, according to the Washington Post.

Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Tex., has introduced an amendment to address concerns that it would damage the infrastructure of the Internet, according to the Washington Post.

The debate is expected to resume when Congress resumes after the holiday break, according to the Guardian.

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