In this recent post, David Kramer, a trademark and copyright attorney in DLA Piper’s Washington, D.C. office, discusses how lawmakers appear to be backing away from the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the wake of recent widespread Internet protests.  The post originally appeared on DLA Piper’s blog “Re:Marks on Copyright and Trademark.”  See a related post on competing legislation, the Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act (the “OPEN Act”).