Senate Judiciary spokeswoman denies that a meeting between a committee aide and the late activist Aaron Swartz led to the creation of the anti-SOPA advocacy group Demand Progress.
CNET asked the leaders of the congressional committees that write U.S. copyright law, plus the groups that backed the controversial legislation a year ago, to tell us what will happen next.
The Motion Picture Association of America hasn't exactly given up on the Stop Online Piracy Act or similar legislation, despite January's widespread protests.
SOPA and Protect IP Act have finally splintered a Democrat-Republican alliance in favor of expanding copyright law that's been in place since the 1990s.
Republican presidential candidates take aim at a pair of Hollywood-backed bills: the Protect IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA
Two Hollywood-backed copyright bills were dealt a severe blow by this week's historic online protests, but their supporters are hardly giving up.
An influx of visitors to Senate Web sites during the copyright protest knocked them temporarily offline. But the Capitol switchboard stayed up.
Widespread online protests appear to have convinced some sponsors of controversial copyright bills that they're no longer worth supporting.
Patrick Leahy, the author of the controversial Protect IP Act, has bowed to public pressure and will delete the sections dealing with DNS blocking.
Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, has scheduled a floor vote on Hollywood-backed bill for January 24, as soon as the Senate returns from the holidays.