Congress Postpones Action on Internet Anti-Piracy Bills

January 20, 2012 Updated Jan 20, 2012 at 2:56 PM EDT

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Congress Postpones Action on Internet Anti-Piracy Bills

January 20, 2012 Updated Jan 20, 2012 at 2:56 PM EDT

According to CNN, the House of Representatives and Senate on Friday both made the decision to postpone action on a pair of Internet anti-piracy bills that have sparked intense debate and online and offline protests.

The bills -- the Protect IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act --  would crack down on copyright infringements by restricting websites that host or trade pirated content, according to the CNN report.

Read the CNN report HERE.