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Rockntractor
11-27-2010, 10:34 AM
The investigative arm of the Homeland Security Department appears to be shutting down websites that facilitate copyright infringement.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has seized dozens of domain names over the past few days, according to TorrentFreak.


ICE appears to be targeting sites that help Internet users download copyrighted music, as well as sites that sell bootleg goods, such as fake designer handbags.

The sites are replaced with a note from the government: "This domain named has been seized by ICE, Homeland Security Investigations."



For instance, 2009jersey.com, 51607.com, and amoyhy.com have each been seized.

One of the site owners told TorrentFreak that his site was shut down without any notice or warning.

The effort come as Congress considers the Combatting Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA). Critics, including Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) say it is too heavy-handed. He has vowed to put a formal hold on the bill.
What the hell does copyright infringement have to do with homeland security when or border with Mexico is a war zone





http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/130763-homeland-security-dept-seizes-domain-names-

Thor
11-27-2010, 11:20 AM
What the hell does copyright infringement have to do with homeland security when or border with Mexico is a war zone


It doesn't. It just goes to show us how long the arm of the Government actually is.

Rockntractor
11-27-2010, 11:23 AM
It doesn't. It just goes to show us how long the arm of the Government actually is.

This monster is not going to come back under control just because we have the House of Representatives now.