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    • Keavs on Sun 28 Nov 2010
    • 04:37:47 AM UTC

    US Homeland Security Seizing Domain Names

    http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technolog...

    The US Government is seizing domain names of known counterfeit and copyright infringement sites. Just thought it was topical and would be a break from all the "serios" sticky thread talk.

    Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it spoken and rumored. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found in religion, or tradition Only after observation and analysis, can one decide the truth. ~Buddha (paraphrase)

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    • c۞g on Sun 28 Nov 2010
    • 05:30:55 AM UTC

    Blog

    Thought I seen that before...
    Blog post in October: http://www.mywot.com/blog/287-beware-of-counterfei...

    ∞ Opto, ergo sum _https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_You_and_I

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    • Keavs on Sun 28 Nov 2010
    • 05:50:56 AM UTC

    I just find it odd

    I find it odd that our "Homeland Security is the one doing this.

    What does it have to do with National Security or Terrorism in general. I could see the FBI or a State agency.....

    I dunno, the whole Homeland Security scares me with the power it has....

    As a vet and all, what do you think?

    Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it spoken and rumored. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found in religion, or tradition Only after observation and analysis, can one decide the truth. ~Buddha (paraphrase)

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    • c۞g on Sun 28 Nov 2010
    • 07:44:02 AM UTC

    re: Homeland Security

    Homeland Security has both good and bad points; as with most all bureaucratic agencies.

    Some may argue in favor as an increase in monitoring terrorist functions.
    Others may argue it's devise required certain limitations of Constitutional Rights which would make the term an oxymoron.

    Personally, I feel it's a necessary advancement in law enforcement; times have changed and with those changes laws and their enforcing agencies need to adapt.

    The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) S.3804 will be made law, expect it.
    Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Bipartisan Bill To Combat Copyright Infringement And Counterfeits
    November 18, 2010

    Some domains showing the seizure image
    usaoutlets.net - rated red - http://www.mywot.com/scorecard/usaoutlets.net
    torrent-finder.com - rated green - http://www.mywot.com/scorecard/torrent-finder.com

    Some domains seized in late June 2010: image - article

    tvshack.net
    movies-links.tv
    filespump.com
    now-movies.com
    planetmoviez.com
    thepiratecity.org
    ninjavideo.net
    ninjathis.net
    zml.com

    ∞ Opto, ergo sum _https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_You_and_I

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    • mentalist3d on Sun 28 Nov 2010
    • 12:40:54 PM UTC

    Out of curiousity

    Out of curiosity, are they seizing domain names that were registered within the US, or is every domain that fits their aims and objectives fair game, even if registered outside the US?

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    • Keavs on Sun 28 Nov 2010
    • 02:54:34 PM UTC

    I'm not sure, it's news to

    I'm not sure, it's news to me, although I can't believe I didn't know.

    Homeland security scares me, I have seen it abused, in the form of warrantless searches on American citizens, which resulted in a small marijuana arrest. I can't believe that is what it was created for.

    I have also lost a lot in faith in leadership, and what drives the people with power in the USA.

    I do believe copyright infringement need s to be dealt with.. I'm a victim myself on more than a few occasions, and it's hard to enforce, when it isn't a huge monetary loss involved. I tried to report someone to \the DMCA about use of my property... the form is long and hard, and nothing happened. Didn't even kill their search results on google.

    They still are using my pictures.

    mrhumbles.com/mms.html Those are my pictures on top of the page.
    These guys don't answer my mail . ( Dou----bags)

    I have to check Ebay every week for swiped pictures.

    Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it spoken and rumored. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found in religion, or tradition Only after observation and analysis, can one decide the truth. ~Buddha (paraphrase)

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    • pamrabbit on Sun 06 Aug 2017
    • 05:41:35 PM UTC

    RE: US Homeland Security Seizing Domain Names

    is anything new happening this topic? Does HS seize like it sounds like, legitimate peoples domain names, like what Keavs had happen, or does it try to seize mainly fake domains that are not the real site?
    The Idea that Any agency that takes away constitutional rights is appalling, the founding fathers had a reason for what the said in the constitution.

    have compassion for each other, Pamitty

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      • Site-rater on Sun 06 Aug 2017
      • 06:50:30 PM UTC

      RE: US Homeland Security Seizing Domain Names

      It is quite rare that a seizure will be for something lawful, like a popular free DNS provider, but in that particular case the government quickly returned the domain. Not sure if they scrubbed the logs illegitimately gathered through.

      Some of the more newsworthy cases have been due to sites involved in facilitating copyright infringement being seized and operated by the government (the latter part being why I rate the Phishing) and the fights regarding these domains are diluting genuine concerns like legitimate data seized and held in the Megaupload raid.

      Part of the reason I rate illegal websites red is due to the risk they will be seized and compromised without prior warning to their visitors.