U.S. Government Seizes BitTorrent Sites And More

The U.S. Government has been very busy. Without any need for COICA, ICE has just seized BitTorrent domains and other music linking sites which appear to be connected to counterfeit goods. It is complex but possible for U.S. authorities and copyright organizations to point at a fully-fledged BitTorrent site with a tracker and say

“that’s an infringing site.”

When they look at a site which hosts torrents but does not operates a tracker, the finger pointing becomes quite a bit more difficult.
Visitors to the site are greeted with an eye opening home page which indicates that ICE have seized the site’s domain.

The owner of Torrent-Finder told the press

“My domain has been seized without any previous complaint or notice from any court! 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”

A spokeswoman for ICE confirmed seizures by stating

“ICE office of Homeland Security Investigations executed court-ordered seizure warrants against a number of domain names. As this is an ongoing investigation, there are no additional details available at this time.”

ICE released these blocked websites to the public. These websites had a warrant for closure due to

counterfeit goods.

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Kyle Paddock
I am in my senior year of high-school. My goal is to graduate college with a BS in Computer Engineering and move on to work for Microsoft. I have wanted to review product for a few years now but I never had a website to post them on. I started learning about computers was in 6th grade. Got my first computer. A Windows 95 system. And it all started from there.
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  • Charles

    It doesn’t surprise me that big Government is using it’s influence to shut these sites down. A couple years ago there was talk out policing the internet or giving the President of the US the power to shut it down as desired. I guess this is just a flex of power, and another nail on the coffin of our current President.

  • Sanity

    Yeah its sad, the internet was supposed to be free. The internet is supposed to be free of censorship and a place where freedom of expression can still live.

  • Kyle Paddock

    I remember when Bush was president that the feds were wanting to put a strict leash in the internet. They were going to monitor EVERY website and if the website didn’t not meet their rules that they would get a warrant to close it permanently. I thing a “Internet shut off switch” is something that should be illegal. In our constitution it has the “Freedom of Speech”. The internet had bad place and some of the best places. I believe that “Big Brother” needs to let us have our rights back.

  • Robert

    I remeber dialing into the Internet and at the time user attitude favored not messing the net up with a bunch of commercial advertisments. However, over the years it got worse and worse kind of like suits taking over Vegas from the mob and making it a disneyland. Now the net is a dangerous place where corporations bomb you with cookies and kids try to infect your machine. I am glad to see torrents go; they rip off artists and God knows what extra garbage they download to your box. If hackers dont stop poking around in peoples private info they will force “Big Bro” to shut down the net, thus shooting themselves in the foot. If they dont shut downn the net the sure as hell will have a presence that watches everything, something the NSA is already doing. The NSA is probably responsible for all these recent hacks in the news. They have to test their game plan somehow.

  • smith

    @ robert you are a tool artists do it to them selfs by by increasing prices and makein shity products

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