SOPA Hearing To Keep Going After 2 Heated Days

Law360, New York (December 16, 2011, 8:06 PM EST) -- After two days of contentious debate over copyright protection versus free speech, a U.S. House of Representatives panel on Friday postponed the remainder of a markup hearing for the Stop Online Piracy Act until Wednesday.

Proponents of the bill, commonly called SOPA, claim that it would create crucial tools to combat websites that illegally offer copyrighted material. Opponents argued strenuously that the legislation was written without necessary technical guidance and could threaten the security and freedom of the Internet.

"This measure is not ready for prime...
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