Elsevier posted a news release
on their website yesterday announcing their withdrawal of support for the Research Works Act. The bill has been withdrawn in the U.S. house by the sponsors. I suppose it would be unprofessional to skip around singing, 'ding dong the bill is dead', so I will refrain from doing so.
Inside Higher Ed has an interesting article on this development titled, 'A Significant Flinch
The Research Works Act was discussed in an earlier post
, as was a scientist organized boycott against Elsevier