DHS WWW site seizures & censorship

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by PocketChange, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Seems the feds are busy seizing www domains.

    http://www.infowars.com/dhs-closing-down-web-domains-right-and-left/

    Following on the heels of this week’s domain seizure of a large hiphop file-sharing links forum, it’s clear today that the U.S. Government has been very busy. Without any need for COICA, ICE has just seized the domain of a BitTorrent meta-search engine along with those belonging to other music linking sites and several others which appear to be connected to physical counterfeit goods.

    While complex, it’s still possible for U.S. authorities and copyright groups to point at a fully-fledged BitTorrent site with a tracker and say “that’s an infringing site.” When one looks at a site which hosts torrents but operates no tracker, the finger pointing becomes quite a bit more difficult.
    When a site has no tracker, carries no torrents, lists no copyright works unless someone searches for them and responds just like Google, accusing it of infringement becomes somewhat of a minefield – unless you’re ICE Homeland Security Investigations that is.
    This morning, visitors to the Torrent-Finder.com site are greeted with an ominous graphic which indicates that ICE have seized the site’s domain.
    “My domain has been seized without any previous complaint or notice from any court!” the exasperated owner of Torrent-Finder told TorrentFreak this morning.
    “I firstly had DNS downtime. While I was contacting GoDaddy I noticed the DNS had changed. Godaddy had no idea what was going on and until now they do not understand the situation and they say it was totally from ICANN,” he explained.
    Aside from the fact that domains are being seized seemingly at will, there is a very serious problem with the action against Torrent-Finder. Not only does the site not host or even link to any torrents whatsoever, it actually only returns searches through embedded iframes which display other sites that are not under the control of the Torrent-Finder owner.
    Torrent-Finder remains operational through another URL, Torrent-Finder.info, so feel free to check it out for yourself. The layouts of the sites it searches are clearly visible in the results shown.
    Yesterday we reported that the domain of hiphop site RapGodFathers had been seized and today we can reveal that they are not on their own. Two other music sites in the same field – OnSmash.com and DaJaz1.com – have fallen to the same fate. But ICE activities don’t end there.

    Several other domains also appear to have been seized including 2009jerseys.com, nfljerseysupply.com, throwbackguy.com, cartoon77.com, lifetimereplicas.com, handbag9.com, handbagcom.com and dvdprostore.com.
    All seized sites point to the same message.
    Domain seizures coming under the much debated ‘censorship bill’ COICA? Who needs it?

    Below is an longer list of domains that were apparently seized. Most of the sites relate to counterfeit goods. We assume that the authorities had a proper warrant for these sites (as they had for RapGodFathers yesterday), but were unable to confirm this.
    2009jerseys.com
    51607.com
    amoyhy.com
    b2corder.com
    bishoe.com
    borntrade.com
    borntrade.net
    boxedtvseries.com
    boxset4less.com
    boxsetseries.com
    burberryoutletshop.com
    cartoon77.com
    cheapscarfshop.com
    coachoutletfactory.com
    dajaz1.com
    discountscarvesonsale.com
    dvdcollectionsale.com
    dvdcollects.com
    dvdorderonline.com
    dvdprostore.com
    dvdscollection.com
    dvdsetcollection.com
    dvdsetsonline.com
    dvdsuperdeal.com
    eluxury-outlet.com
    getdvdset.com
    gofactoryoutlet.com
    golfstaring.com
    golfwholesale18.com
    handbag9.com
    handbagcom.com
    handbagspop.com
    icqshoes.com
    ipodnanouk.com
    jersey-china.com
    jerseyclubhouse.com
    jordansbox.com
    lifetimereplicas.com
    louis-vuitton-outlet-store.com
    lv-outlets.com
    lv-outlets.net
    lv-outletstore.com
    massnike.com
    merrytimberland.com
    mycollects.com
    mydreamwatches.com
    mygolfwholesale.com
    newstylerolex.com
    nfljerseysupply.com
    nibdvd.com
    odvdo.com
    oebags.com
    onsmash.com
    overbestmall.com
    rapgodfathers.com
    realtimberland.com
    rmx4u.com
    scarfonlineshop.com
    scarfviponsale.com
    shawls-store.com
    silkscarf-shop.com
    silkscarfonsale.com
    skyergolf.com
    sohob2b.com
    sohob2c.com
    storeofeast.com
    stuff-trade.com
    sunglasses-mall.com
    sunogolf.com
    tbl-sports.com
    throwbackguy.com
    tiesonsale.com
    timberlandlike.com
    topabuy.com
    torrent-finder.com
    usaburberryscarf.com
    usaoutlets.net
     
  2. cstfx

    cstfx

    Good. They sell crap anyway.
     
  3. These are civil claims that have an established method for resolution. These matters are not of National Security... DHS stepping in will trample private rights of individuals and businesses.
     
  4. Indeed.
     
  5. The Obama admin has also been very busy confiscating land.