U.S. Government Seizes BitTorrent Search Engine Domain and More

(Blog Post) 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. Full Story »

Posted by Jon Mitchell - via Dave Winer, Rebecca McKinnon, Memeorandum, Google Blogsearch (U.S.), Kaizar Campwala (t), Johan Jessen (t), Mark Pegrum (t), Donica Mensing (t), Fabrice Florin (t), Joe Bonner (t), Saed Abu Hmud (t), Megan Taylor (t), Jeppe Kabell (t)
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Posted by: Posted by Jon Mitchell - Nov 26, 2010 - 1:54 AM PST
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Edited by: Jon Mitchell - Nov 27, 2010 - 9:32 AM PST
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by Jon Mitchell - Nov. 27, 2010

Slightly editorial report of the government seizing a filesharing domain without explanation. The article links this event to upcoming votes on internet censorship legislation. Official sources are not cited.

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by Anthony Alaniz - Nov. 28, 2010

Even though the story is not the most well written or thought out article on the situation, and could be potentially biased, it does bring up a few good points about due process.

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