Orwell (the author) actually would appreciate the halting& prosecution of
those that trade in counterfeit or trademark/copyright goods. Almost 100%
(not quite) of the sites were foreign registrations to sell counterfeit
products. US Customs (part of DHS) has the responsibility to do this,& they
did it with a proper federal court order. If they didn't do their job - you
would complain about that too.
There is a flurry of blogs and made up news about this already.
Look at the actual list of sites& you will see a pattern: (dvdcollects.com.
dvdorderonline.com, dvdsuperdeal.com, jerseyclubhouse.com,
2009jersey.com,-see dslreports.com article w/list of sites). The one site
that is in a different pattern is torrent-finder.com and that arguement
belongs on the non-tech forum.
It is funny that zdnet-australia described it as taking down "pirate" sites
selling fake goods. zdnet-usa wrote an article titled "...web censorship"
(while also praising the takedown of sites selling fake goods).
Let's not head for the bunker yet...
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 7:13 PM
Subject: [PCTECH] DHS seizing domains for copyright infringement
[ I know Booth will, so I'll go ahead and blame 'W'... ;-) ]
DHS has /not/ yet secured our borders, and under pressure from the
president, they recently stopped prosecuting many deportation cases.
Since they suck so bad at enforcing immigration, now they /are/ trying to
enforce copyright laws:
Over the weekend, the U.S. government's war on piracy took an Orwellian
turn. Without any notice, the Department of Homeland Security Immigration
and Customs Enforcement office seized nearly 80 domains for copyright and
trademark violations including Torrent-Finder.com...
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