The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Google, Harvard oppose the self-declared copyright enforcer Righthaven, which is seeking to upend its court loss even without its client's help.
The lead sponsor of the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act will pull provision that would require ISPs to block access to foreign sites being investigated for copyright infringement.
The most popular torrents site on the Internet says it will switch to magnet links in about a month.
Early this year, the U.S. Congress appears likely to move forward with two controversial copyright enforcement bills, even with vocal and widespread opposition.
Adversaries are allies in case involving South Park parody video.
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee will continue discussion of the controversial purported anti-piracy legislation Wednesday, though many members may have left town.
UPDATE: Committee rejects more than 20 amendments intended to moderate anti-piracy bill that gives broad authority to copyright holders.
Eight former staff members of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee are now lobbying on behalf of companies or groups supporting controversial copyright enforcement legislation in Congress.
Samsung has received an early Christmas present with the High Court killing Apple's attempt to maintain the sale ban of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia.