Protests conducted against SOPA and PIPA by some big and reputed names on the Internet like Google, Wikipedia, Scribd etc have convinced congressmen and senators to sway their votes in opposition to SOPA and PIPA. This has blown air of some relief in the internet’s big boys and users but as SOPA receives much opposition, PIPA might still get approved from congress. At the beginning of 18th January, there were 80 members in congress who supported this legislation while only 31 opposed it. But after protests, the numbers have changed astonishingly. Now just 63 support SOPA-PIPA while the opposition has surged to 122, according to ProPublica.
But unfortunately in Senate, there are still more supporters than opponents, especially in the case 0f PIPA. So there is a high probability that PIPA will still get approved but SOPA is expected to be down for the moment. Another important fact has been revealed that most of the supporters of this legislation are older people, so they obviously do no understand the internet and the concept of free knowledge on the internet.
Here is the list of members of Congress in regard to their stand on the legislation.