U.S. government's high-profile attempt to shut down DaJaz1.com ends with Homeland Security abandoning the case, which it had tried to conduct in secret.
In a letter to the U.S. attorney general, Congress members cite concerns about "seizing the domain names of websites whose actions and content are presumed to be lawful, protected speech."
Records unsealed this week show the U.S. government couldn't produce evidence that Dajaz1.com violated copyright law even after a year, largely because authorities couldn't get it from music labels.
Foes of the controversial copyright bill are rallying opponents ranging from Internet engineers to libertarians to legal scholars.
At the Innovation Policy Summit at CES, Protect IP and SOPA take center stage, with supporters and opponents squaring off in an opening session.