Seized Websites Reappeared Same DayAdded: Friday, February 4th, 2011
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The recent seizure again only proved futility of the US’ ICE “Operation In Our Sites” campaign, which has already resulted in seizure of almost a hundred of domain names of websites accused of copyright violation.
ATDHE.net, based in the United Kingdom, is so far the latest unauthorized streaming website that was targeted by the American Immigrations and Customs Enforcement during its still ongoing “Operation In our Sites”. The campaign was announced to be necessary to eliminate websites threatening the economic opportunities and financial stability of the industry, suppressing innovation and destroying jobs.
ATDHE.net was a quite popular TV-streaming service enabling its users to watch anything from news channels, such as CNN and FOX, to talk shows. The description of the site explained that those feeds originated from lots of various sources, like Selfcast, Justin.tv, and Ustream. All the feeds have been carefully checked by the site’s editors to make sure that they are working, free, and contain the material expected. In addition, the users can see the selected content as a short list, just for convenience. Of course, the feed quality can’t be compared to the paid options available online, but is still generally good enough for those who can’t get to a TV to watch their shows live.
Meanwhile, the site doesn’t host any copyrighted content, only links to third parties services that are actually responsible for hosting the unauthorized content. What is more important, websites like this usually reappear quite easily with domain names somewhere beyond the reach of American law enforcement. For example, two months ago, after the first wave of domain seizures, over half a dozen of the services quickly resurfaced in several hours. The same has held true for the website ATDHE.net, which reappeared as ATDHENET.tv, placing an announcement, saying that ATDHE.NET had been shut down earlier. Site admins assure users that they will try anything they can to bring the website back, while the users willing to continue using the website can bookmark a new address and follow them on twitter.
Meanwhile, the seizure of ATDHE.net domain name is just another proof of the ICE’s dangerous trend of seizing foreign domains – another recent target is the Spain-based streaming site, ranked #70 in the world, which even has been repeatedly ruled legal in Spain.
February 4th,2011Posted by:
Friday, February 4th, 2011
|ATDHE is a good site with updated links to watch live sports and TV.. They dont actually stream themselves its just a link to the streaming site.. ATDHE just makes it that much easier to find the live show or sport that is giving that moment.. I would hate to see it go..Thanks SaM nice post|
|All this is doing is giving some nice free publicity to the sites that get shut down.. they all re-open within hours and get a huge boost in traffic because of it.|
Good job Special agent In Charge.. ;-)
|the US doesn't own the internet anymore, and they can not dictate to other countries what they want.|
all anyone has to do is get hosting in another country. why would anyone want hosting the the US anyway?
|Yup, nothing but publicity for the sites. The U.S. is so arrogant they won't learn, and the sites will keep reappearing right after they close them and they will scratch their ass and wonder how. I am ashamed I ever lived in the U.S. They need a good uprising like in Egypt.|
|posted by (2011-02-05 20:09:18)|
|Too right spent all afternoon watching footie on this site which I previously didn't know existed. Haha|
|I can't believe they went for ATDHE.net! That website is a lifeline and/or the last resort for any avid sports fan! To be fair if anything, the website promotes tv channels. Since most people can't just get a trial period for channels without the hassle of deposits and installations ATDHE.net is an excellent option... |
"Censorship is stopping a grown man from eating a steak because a baby can't chew it" ~~~ Mark Twain ~~~
|the us thinks that we can control everyone when they are dead wrong. you cant censor the internet. just our stupidity showing a little to much now||
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