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Oops! Copyright Cops Return Seized RojaDirecta Domain Names – 19 Months Later

One of Spain’s most popular websites, whose American domains were seized in January 2011 as part of a crackdown on internet piracy, is getting its domains returned 19 months later, as the U.S....

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Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 Net News No Comments

European Parliament Kills Global Anti-Piracy Accord

European Parliament members applaud Wednesday vote defeating ACTA. Photo: European Parliament The European Parliament on Wednesday declared its independence from a global anti-piracy accord, rejecting the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. The vote , 478-39,...

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Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 Net News No Comments

Seized Hip-Hop Site Lashes Out At Feds, RIAA

For more than a year, and without explanation, the government redirected hip-hop site Dajaz1.com to this landing page. The hip-hop music site the authorities shuttered for more than a year without explanation lashed...

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 Net News No Comments

RIAA Behind US Government’s Failed Domain Name Seizure

By late 2010, the U.S. Government’s Operation in Our Sites was in full swing. Domain names, considered property under the same forfeiture laws used to seize material items connected to criminal activity, were...

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Friday, May 4th, 2012 Net News 1 Comment

Domain seizure oversight lax and broken, targets out of luck

The federal government experienced two embarrassing setbacks last week related to Operation In Our Sites, the campaign to seize domain names suspected of being used to infringe copyright. A federal judge dismissed a...

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Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 Net News No Comments