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U.S. Government Seizes Domains of Fileshare websites

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.  When trying to access these site you would be greeted with a nice little banned that looks like the following screen shot.

This happened to Torrent-Finder starting with DNS downtime.  After contacting the websites hosting service they had no idea what was going on and until now they do not understand the situation and they say it was totally from ICANN.  This is straight out crazy.  I can see if there was some kind of legal action against the sites or if there was probable cause to shut down the site that they could lose their domain.  But they won’t kill the domain for Wiki leaks for releasing sensitive information, but they will kill site for suspected copyright infringement.

Now I am not all for sharing files but there is legitimate file sharing out there.  Such as torrents that are used to download Linux distributions.  However that isn’t even the biggest problem, if you do something that is currently in bad favor with the government you can lose your domain without any kind of warning.   I am not sure what this has to say for the future of the Internet, but I don’t think this will even put a dent in the file sharing world.  There are several articles out there, to read more, check out the following:

http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-government-seizes-bittorrent-search-engine-domain-and-more-101126/

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20023918-93.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

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