The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) continues to generate news and controversy.
We wrote yesterday about continuing political fallout from the legislation and questioned whether it may make Congressman Bob Goodlatte — an outspoken supporter — vulnerable to a challenger this year.
But recent days there have been a number of developments.
President Barack Obama said he does not support the bill.
The chief sponsors of SOPA and its companion bill in the Senate said they would remove one of the bills’ most controversial pieces, the so-called Domain Name System (DNS) provision that would require Internet service providers to block access to overseas Web sites accused of piracy.
And members of the House leadership say they will hold off on any floor vote for SOPA until there’s more consensus.
Meanwhile, however, officials in the content industry who support the bill are pushing for lawmakers to continue work, even on a weakened version. The English-language version of Wikipedia is planning a shutdown tomorrow to protest the legislation.
ABC News has posted an explainer on the bills and ensuing controversy, if you’re interested in a quick rundown of what’s going on.