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U.S. Homeland Security Launches Website Crackdowns, A Dozen Sites Already Seized

TorrentFreak reports: “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.

In the past few days, the Department of Homeland Security’s ICE has seized at least 12 domains according to reports. All domains seized now display the image shown here. Related story on TorrentFreak here.

Updates:  UPDATED Dec 04, 2010 12:43 AM PST
Sites With Government Seized Domains Are Moving On, On Twitter Nov.29.2010, TechCrunch
ICANN had no role in seizing torrent domains Nov.29.2010, DomainIncite.com
Domain Name Seizures and the "Limits" of Civil Forfeiture Nov.29.2010, The Technology Liberation Front
Government's Internet crackdown was timed to thwart 'Cyber Monday' crimes Nov.29.2010, The Hill
ICANN Doesn't Take Down Websites Dec.3.2010, ICANN

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