Nov 272010

~I found this at The Hill & also Char sent me the very same link & the one from Alex…thank you

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.

The message below is posted on the seized sites. “My domain has been seized without any previous complaint or notice from any court!” the exasperated owner of Torrent-Finder told TorrentFreak this morning.

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.”

~NOTE: It’s these sites now & sites like JUST Piper later? They can say whatever they want. Make up or lie about a particular site & bam! We no longer exist! Friends, we are definitely now in a police state. You must share this with everyone! Anyone! ~JP

For instance,,, and have each been seized.

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

The effort comes as Congress considers the Combating 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.

~If a diehard liberal is saying this, then you know it’s REALLY bad! They are using COICA, what next next ‘online infringement’ of citing article from news sources? Bloggers beware!

~Read the comments at The Hill…

TorrentFreak writing for Info Wars…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.

Update: 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.

Full article


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  3 Responses to “{ALARM} Homeland Security seizes domain names”

  1. From JihadiHunter:

    What the press isn’t saying is this:

    * Violates 4th Amendment – Illegal Search & Seizure
    * Violates right to be secure in both your person and papers
    * Sets up future legal battles, as domain names are real property and government cannot seize personal property (if they do this, they will do the same with our guns)
    * Combined with the 4th amendment issues of the TSA searches & surveillance cameras (look up when outsite, people seldom to, there are cameras everywhere) we are being groomed for military checkpoints.
    * Taking your online business without due process is akin to taking your brick and mortar business without due process.

    America is in the middle of a Constitutional crises and no one sees it.

    The question is not how far. The question is, do you possess the constitution, the depth of faith, to go as far as is needed?

    Bill Turner
    Blog: American Patriots Commission

  2. Feds Seize Websites Suspected of Online Piracy

    The U.S. government is shutting down websites suspected of copyrighted infringement or selling counterfeit goods as Congress debates a bill that would give feds more authority to do so

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency within the Homeland Security Department, has seized more than 70 websites in recent days, according to the Wall Street Journal, and posted a notice saying that the domain name has been seized by ICE through court-ordered warrants. The notice also states penalties for willful copyright infringement and trafficking in counterfeit goods.

  3. […] duck Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to move forward with censoring the internet via the COICA bill – despite a bunch of law professors explaining to them how this law is a clear violation of […]

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