UK Police Suspended Over 3,000 Infringing WebsitesAdded: Saturday, April 9th, 2011
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While most of the suspended services were accused of selling counterfeit goods, the critics point out that they could force the .uk domain name registry to expand what kind of crimes would lead to seizure.
It appeared the other day that the .uk domain name registry has already “suspended” over 3,000 websites, major part of them due to claims they had been selling counterfeit goods. However, industry observers pointed out that it occurred absent formal rules and regulations. Six months ago, the Serious and Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) claimed that Nominet, the .uk domain name registry lacked the clear obligation in its registrant Terms and Conditions that a domain name can’t be used for any activity constituting an offence under the country’s criminal law.
The Serious and Organized Crime Agency believed that the .uk domain name registry must amend its Terms and Conditions in such way that there appeared a kind of a contractual basis under which Nominet could suspend domains. That should be done if the registry had reasonable grounds to think the domain names were being used in connection with a crime, for example, a request from an identified country’s Law Enforcement Agency.
In respond, the registry invited representatives of government agencies, including the Serious and Organized Crime Agency, to hold a discussion on the question of domain names seizures, because it reportedly faces a government takeover under the DEA if it can’t act in the public interest. During the discussion, the representative of the Open Right Group pointed out that there’s a danger of the immense power the registry wields over .uk domains – in fact, any domain could technically be suspended, which makes Nominet an easy target for the government to brush aside the hard work and achieve a quick result.
Meanwhile, the Open Right Group believes that domain suspension should be the option of last resort, because the parties involved are supposed to first explore all legal avenues available. Most significantly, the accused have to be represented, be notified of the accusations and have the ability to defend themselves. However, it is unclear whether those over 3,000 accused websites had a chance to defend themselves in court.
Saturday, April 9th, 2011
|Yep, that's Britain, so few murders, robberies, stabbings and drug crime that all our police have to do is shut down websites...|
Glad to see they have their priorities right...
Then again, I guess it's a lot easier (and safer) to shut down a website than to do the work the police are actually supposed to be doing...
|I Agree With Both Post's  &  Really Sad They All Band Up And Go After A WebSite & They Dont Do The Work That Really Matters Like Murders & Drugs & So On.|
I Live In The US And The Police Here Are Just As Bad.
Thanks Sam M8 For The All The Great Article's Your The Best Keep Up All The Great Work M8 *P*E*A*C*E*
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