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United States Will Take Control of the Web

United States Will Take Control of the Web

Added: Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
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The American government is currently trying to enact a law that effectively means that whatever is located in the Internet is an American property. In other words, if you publish something online, it automatically belongs to the United States.


Michael Geist, a copyright law expert, explained that the United States is trying to seize foreign assets by claiming that it owns the entire web. The case in question involves Bodog.com, a Canadian-owned online sports gaming website. Just as Saudi Arabia, the Fundamentalist Christians in the United States are anti-gambling, and it seems that they are well-prepared to make attempts to export their quaint puritan views to the more secular and balanced nation of Canada.

The United States managed to seize the bodog.com domain even though it was registered with a non-American registrar and didn’t have any American servers. Before, it seemed to be enough to fall outside the jurisdiction of the United States because any court order demanding the domain name registrar to transfer ownership of the domain (or redirect the website) was valid only in the country where it was issued.

Michael Geist claimed that in the case of Bodog.com, State of Maryland prosecutors obtained a warrant that demanded Verisign, the firm managing the .com domain name registry, to redirect the site to a page with a notification advising that the domain has been seized by the American Department of Homeland Security.

This case set a precedent, which means that all .com, .net, and .org domain names are also subject to American legislation regardless of where they operate or where they were registered. This provides the United States “super-jurisdiction” over web activities since America is concerned the location of the domain name registry is enough.

Of course, this becomes pretty dangerous for the rest of the world when it comes to issues like digital piracy. The Stop Online Piracy Act, better known today as SOPA, which died a death due to people’s protests, would have defined any domain name whose registrar or registry was in the United States as domestic for legal purposes. Despite the bill’s death, it seems that the bodog.com case has allowed the controversial legislation to come in through the back door.

March 13th,2012

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Date:  Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Comments (63) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2012-03-13 13:41:33)
Tando avatarWoo! more news about America taking over the world -_-
The web DOESNT BELONG TO YOU! its called the WORLD WIDE web not AMERICAS web it wasnt even created by an american lol.
Sorry not hating on America or the people just the A-holes trying to take control of everything

posted by (2012-03-13 13:47:44)
averykc avatarAOW = America's Owned Web. No Longer WWW.###.com, it will be AOW.###.com Lol This is bs.

posted by Blocked (2012-03-13 14:29:50)
No avatari want some of the pills they take

posted by (2012-03-13 16:08:41)
NDevcosmic avatarLOL....their next move is gona be like "the earth belong to america".

posted by Blocked (2012-03-13 16:57:27)
williebk avatarWe American people want to run your life next. Everyone loves American people, LOL.

Seriuos though, If people keep letting American get away with BS, why not take over the wed. People should start taking a stand for their freedom and rights.

posted by Turtle (2012-03-13 17:30:16)
D4T4 avatarjust let the rest of the world block all American IP.s and let them get on with it. Cut 'em off from the rest of the world I say.

posted by Blocked (2012-03-13 17:44:46)
No avatarfuk America

posted by Blocked (2012-03-13 17:45:05)
No avatarDoes my post belong to America?

posted by Blocked (2012-03-13 18:14:32)
BeGiNNeRsLucK avatarwell they invented it they say, let em have it hahahahaha

posted by Blocked (2012-03-13 18:40:38)
dsl_bandit avatarWhere are the Muslims when you need them?! America is turning into a tyrant hiding behind propaganda and false promises. Sound familiar Germany? Anonymous tries but they're ultimately a joke. You take a website offline for a few hours. Big deal. And one of their leaders has been working for the FBI!

posted by (2012-03-13 18:59:25)
ViralDismember avatarThis is BS first they try with SOPA and fail and now they are trying this crap, as Tando said it's the WORD WIDE web, I wish they would stop this load of crap and realise that it's going to piss A LOT of people off.

posted by (2012-03-13 19:01:02)
Arcteryx avatarAnd this is posted as knews ??? wake up and smell the coffee they already have control and its been a while duh !

posted by (2012-03-13 19:11:39)
No avatari will agree with #3 i want some of that shit they take so i can feel like them. i live here , i would love to see both sides of the news from other countries

posted by (2012-03-13 19:41:27)
edddy avatarthe Fundamentalist Christians in the United States are anti-gambling, i would consider the stock market as gambling i don't see them take over wallstreet.

posted by Blocked (2012-03-13 19:50:31)
4uckAuthority avatarthe other countries will never allow it to happen. we've already tried to own all the oil, water, air, clouds, and sun....owning the internet though is taking it too far lol

posted by (2012-03-13 20:16:58)

If you are going to news us, you must source us!

posted by Blocked (2012-03-13 21:38:32)
williebk avatarWe American own your life. Be very scare of us fools, LOL.

posted by (2012-03-13 22:27:50)
JohnnyBlade avatarHate to break it to whomever wrote this piece but "Fundamentalist Christians" don't control the US government. Stick to the facts and stop your hate.

posted by (2012-03-13 22:31:39)
gAmEoN avatarWhat they're not telling you is that bodog.com was an illegal sports gambling site and a hackers paradise. Bet on a game, get you account drained

posted by (2012-03-13 22:34:36)
gAmEoN avatarOh and to everyone hating on Americans, NUT UP OR SHUT UP!!!

posted by menTurtle (2012-03-13 23:54:35)
carlsberg1033 avatarWhere are the muslims when you need them? I'm an american though i don't agree what the government ever does, Though if you want to fly planes into buildings and kill the wrong people than strap a bomb to ur ass and sit next to ur family and hit the button.

posted by ET junkie (2012-03-13 23:56:10)
No avatarhey gAmEoN, how much are the Feds paying you to pretend that anything you post is true? faggot.

posted by (2012-03-14 00:57:29)
No avatarI will say, I am American, and when I here crap like this I want to puke. This is the type of bs crap that makes the rest of the world hate us. The US Army did invent the Internet, but not the World Wide Web. I personally think the US govt should keep their asses out of everyone else's business and fix the numerous issues we have at home. I would like to apologize to the rest of the world for my idiot govt and the politicians that run it.

posted by (2012-03-14 03:10:47)
chasnjas avatar(_!_) <<<< u.s government can kiss that

posted by Blocked (2012-03-14 03:39:49)
POOHMAGIK avatarAll the people posting American this, or Americans that. Grow up. The average American doesnt agree with this. Try using American Government. You would be directing it in the right place.

posted by (2012-03-14 05:41:04)
Kinslayer avatar@#19
I dont know if that is true what you say about bodog.com or not. but it DOESNT MATTER the website was hosted in Canada. America needs to piss off and let the Canadians do there own policing.

posted by (2012-03-14 05:43:17)
Kinslayer avatar@#25
The American Government is a group of American people elected by the American people. Every single one of you of voting age is responsible.

posted by (2012-03-14 06:30:40)
No avatarKinslayer, I firmly support the American and all other governments punishing those who violate their laws. If you don't want to tangle with them, then restrict your website in the country to only LEGAL activities.

posted by Blocked (2012-03-14 07:18:50)
POOHMAGIK avatar@26 Are you Fn serious. Are you trying to teach an American how our voting system works.? Amazing. That said. Every elected official voted in does not have my best interest at heart, also every elected official wasnt elected with my vote. Your comment is like me saying every Iranian citizen is a terrorist, or every chinese citizen is making knock off Ipads. It wouldnt be true. For you to lump all Americans in this makes you an idiot. There are plenty of Americans who dont agree, and will vote accordingly when the time presents itself. Maybe you should stick to commenting in class, and leave this conversation for the adults.

posted by menTurtle (2012-03-14 07:47:53)
DarkSideofTheMoon avatarTaken from the great denis leary the yanks can do whatever they want.We Got The Bombs Ok:)

posted by (2012-03-14 08:03:26)
rebornawareness avatarApparently every single American president ever is a direct relative of European kings past or present. You can go to you tube and watch a video of Bill Clinton in a mind controlled trance and switching to alter child personalities.(slave) What makes any of you thing you understand who controls America cause your T.V. told you or your textbook? I know enough to not be sure of anything. Good luck educating yourselves.

posted by (2012-03-14 08:05:40)
Gaspode avatarThis is so ironic it could come straight out of a Python sketch. The US authorities, in an attempt, which is destined to backfire, wish to protect it's business interests and manufacturing by preventing what it sees as copyright violations worldwide by enacting a law which will make it legal, at least in their own minds, to commit the BIGGEST act of copyright theft ever known.

@ movieman 123 - Others would disagree, most things are not invented, they are developments of existing ideas and the development of communication between modern computers by the US is probably the most important single developement in the 20th century. When people claim of anything *we own it cos we invented it*, and I'm not suggesting in this case you are, it projects an aggressive, immoveable attitude which doesn't help at all.

@ kinslayer - Agree in the main. An independant internationally agreed net/web policy is needed, not any one country trying to enforce it's laws outside it's Sovereign Territory.

@ poohmagik - US voting system is probably very similar to all democratic systems. Every 4 years or so you go to the polls only to find out later you voted for a bunch of liars?

@darksideofthemoon - hard to sell them things afterwards though and this is the crux of the whole issue.

posted by (2012-03-14 08:08:49)
Mistermastamind avatarIm in America, and I tell you that it is most definitely not the 'Land of the Free'

posted by (2012-03-14 08:52:51)
kingtiger01 avatari can see a Civilwar Brewing in this... and it will be there own damn fault...

posted by (2012-03-14 09:34:47)
No avatarThe corporations do not want any money changing hands without their knowledge. The threat is a www with only corporate generated content. They want us completely dependent on them. Fundamentalist christians are only thugs for the corporations. The chain of command is Corporate America- U.S. government- right-wing fundamentalists.

posted by (2012-03-14 12:12:39)
lifewaster avatar@carlsberg1033 Dont direct ur hate towards all the muslims,it was an act of few,they met their fate..and 95% muslims dont care abt them,they just suffer coz of them...as for other people hatin on americans,its their stupid government doing shit,hate on them..CURSE THEM !! lol

posted by (2012-03-14 13:46:54)
edddy avatar@27 mr. Kinslayer may i remind you that the 2000 election the president was selected by the u.s supreme court (gore vs. bush), please show me were in the u.s constitution that say the supreme court choose the president.

posted by Turtle (2012-03-14 15:14:54)
julio99 avatarOf the people, by the people, for the people. Isn't that part of the American constitution? Totally agree with you #27 about everyone voting age is responsible for their politicians. America is a Democracy last time I looked and Congress is your lawmakers so if you don't like them, vote them out. As a Canadian, I do so wish the American Govt. would just butt out of our business. Our Govt. here is starting to look as though they have american govt. puppet strings attached to them.

posted by (2012-03-14 15:41:54)
breakdown avatarnothing better than to start a day with a laugh xD, thanks Sam

posted by (2012-03-14 16:10:08)
No avatarWell here we go again ,I’m not suggesting this would be the right thing to do but those who know there history will remember that to teach japan a lesson they(America) bombed japan like no one ever imagined at the end of the second world war ,so maybe it’s time to use their own logic back on them and we all know there are some really amazing guys out there that can get into any system so I think if a joint effort was made that simply brought Americas systems to a stop for say 24 hours with a warning butt out or this may become permanent it might just wake them up ?

posted by (2012-03-14 16:55:00)
No avatar27# AND 37# I don't agree with you both or anyone else who wants to say that us voters are to blame do you really think English people and the American people really wanted to go to war with Iraq over mass weapons of destruction????!!!! lies. i live in England ive voted for different Party's they get in power nothing really changes!!!! You both are idiots don't blame the people all goverments do want they want 2 weather we like it or not. Do you see them liveing in the ghettos or on the rough streets of England no so they don't care about and how we struggle to live and they live of us 20x better off for jack shit its BS!!!

posted by (2012-03-14 17:19:59)
No avatarSorry i ment 38# not 37 in my post 41. Governments lie, spin and twist things to make them look good but there not infact they are worse than criminals they tax us and take our money we work hard for and spend it on what they want. We all should ave more say cos us people keep the country going they don't but they feel they can run it nd pass laws that are shit. Don't forget they get there Army's 2 shoot guns drop bombs and nukes the body count is the phsycal proof and they say Drugs are killing the young.

posted by (2012-03-14 18:36:15)
No avatarthis is crazy. church and state are separated in the USA and they did bomb japan, but historically speaking Japan bombed Pearl Harbor first. In all the Usa just did what Japan did to the Usa. they dont tell you that side of history. It would seem that alot people want to make the Usa look bad but in all JAPAN BOMBED THE USA FIRST that is history!!!!

posted by (2012-03-14 18:42:15)
No avatarI am not trying to defend the Usa every nation has done some wrong. but it seems when the Usa is involved it is always bad no matter what. Like the Usa using the Atomic Bomb on Japan that is a true fact they did that. But at least tell the whole story JApan bombed the Usa first..

posted by (2012-03-14 18:49:35)
No avatarto get on the record the Usa cannot do this they may try but how can they own the Internet. people would stand up and revolt before they let the Usa try this crazy idea.

posted by (2012-03-14 19:21:38)
No avatarit is the corporations that run America, not the people, how many actually vote?? Until corporations ar brought down, they will continue to do what they want...power and greed

posted by (2012-03-14 19:50:05)
Slimjim avatar#46 is right, at least 50% of all american people do not vote.
the country is run by the corporations, and the president is just a mouth piece for the government.
if you think what our government likes and wants to do with other countries are the people choice, your wrong.
a few years ago i predicted a new civil war in the near future, were the people take back our government.

posted by (2012-03-14 21:31:30)
J64 avatarLet them talk!

posted by (2012-03-15 00:34:05)
No avatarwell i say that the rest of the web should cut all hard line ties with the usa put a big fire wall up and leave them to there lot long live the free web
so it will be 250 mil in the usa and us so meany billion

posted by (2012-03-15 00:59:54)
Jacked_In avatarVIVA LA AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2012-03-15 02:13:36)
fusseltier avatarwhat kind of idiots are doing this? the US wants to control the world, but they donät bother taking care of domestic problems or feeding their own people.
who comes up with these ideas?
the US is slowly getting to be just like or worse than the soviet union, china, and burma.
so much for freedom in america, or the rest of the world since they want to dictate to the world what they can and can't do... just another step for the world police.
the founding fathers were already rolling over in their graves after what bush and cheney did, but its just getting worse.
obama needs to put a stop to this foolishness and remind them where their jurisdiction really is. and they should follow switzerland with file sharing law too.
switzerland said that the entertainment industry, etc, are doing the same thing they did when vcr's cassette recorders, scanners, and other devices were invented, saying they were losing so much money and tried to stop selling those technologies to the people... but all the talk of the money they said they were losing were unfounded since tehy were still making the profits just like before...
and if piracy is making them lose so much money, then how are movies like avatar and others making and breaking records with tiehr earnings?

#49, you are right, the rest of the world should block all web commerce with the US and see how they like that.

posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2012-03-15 02:16:13)
fusseltier avatarthose fundamentalist christiands, evangelicals, etc... didn't anyone notice that their leaders are usually the ones busted for all sorts of crimes?
they are hypcrites, plain and simple, and try to use religion as a tool for their own greed and purposes.

posted by (2012-03-15 05:07:58)
rodneymufc avatarhaha no wonder the world hates america

posted by (2012-03-15 06:15:10)
Jacked_In avatarOBAMA is the problem..

posted by (2012-03-15 09:32:59)
No avatarRevelation 13
11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
13And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; ...
16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

posted by (2012-03-15 10:34:48)
No avatar.com, .org, .gov there are still plenty of others .co.uk, .co.nz, .fr, .cn just use a different one. There are plenty of tech savvy people who can recreate and operate alternate sites. Although I doubt this can happen.

American politics is muddled (Jefferson - democracy is tyranny of the majority over the minority), hence voters cannot be held responsible, it is not Obama's fault, it has nothing to do with differences in religion, it has nothing to do with nuclear weapons, and the US will not be heading toward a civil war any time soon. The internet was created for a DARPA project by the DoD. The way I see it is no different than Brazil saying the Amazon forest is their property when ecologically the entire planet relies on it. It's just one of those things that can't afford to change that drastically.

posted by (2012-03-15 13:14:02)
No avatarIf anything The British should claim the web considering THEY invented the web & Computers NOT AMERICA AT LEAST They'D SHARE THE WEB

posted by (2012-03-15 13:53:45)
No avataryou people are silly.....everyone knows Al Gore invented the internet...........

posted by (2012-03-15 14:32:10)
No avatar43 how stupid of me not to mention the Japanese bombed pearl harbour first (so to teach the Japanese a lesson they bombed them)but I should have realised its ok for America to kill half the population of a country including women and children when they have been attacked in a military harbour full of destroyers and other such naval vessels and just how many died ,o yes but I suppose logically for every American that dies you have to kill a few thousand Japanese after all America being the superior race DON’T MAKE ME LAUGH THE ONLY THING AMERICA KNOWS ABOUT AND THINKS ITS SUPPERIOR IN IS AGRESSION BUT MARK MY WORDS YOU CAN NOT KEEP RUBBING THE REST OF THE WORLD UP THE WRONG WAY AND THINK YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH IT someone mentioned Hitler and you know what it’s getting close at the moment all the world govs are bowing down to the usa but the people will get there voice heard and then the politicians around the world just to save their own skins will react o boy to be American then

posted by (2012-03-15 16:29:40)
lifewaster avatarOff topic but,I loved how America was trying to bully India to stop buying oil from Iran..and India just told them to Shut the f*** up.. LOL Never bow down to bullies people,even if it is ur own govt.

posted by (2012-03-15 16:31:52)
No avatarI am an American and this decision by our "Government" should not condemn all Americans! I think this for the USA to take control of the internet is arrogant, appalling and in haste. The USA can no more control the web than control the weather. The USA never has, does not now, nor shall EVER own/control the web. I admit we can be arrogant and controlling in many aspects of the world but I do not agree with this power hold whatsoever. This ridiculous issue would definitely alienate the USA and absolutely affirm us as the assholes of the world. Something like this could result in WW3. This is not an issue to be taken lightly. We depend on foreign trade, as do other countries depend on us. We cannot continue to have peace talks, trading, etc. with this issue in play. I,personally, would like to apologize to the world for this obnoxious wielding of power by my, obviously fog-bound, government.
The web belongs to the world, every individual, business, and organization have access to it for personal gain, entertainment, knowledge and communication purposes. Who are we to take "ownership and control" of this?

posted by Blocked (2012-03-16 01:50:50)
No avatarOh No They F *** ing Won't!

The USA owns F *** All on the Internet outside of the USA!

There are a billion other .something domains, and if we all have to switch over, F *** the USA and all that!

Just let the USA attempt to control ANY .org outside of the US, they might as well declare war on the rest of the world.

I THOUGHT Barrack Obama was a breath of fresh air for the world, SEEMS it's more like air out of a cow's backside. He can't even control his wilder cowboys and cowhides/cowhoots!

And yes at the moment the rest of the world do think of the USA as (by far!) the world's BIGGEST A S S HOLE!

It really takes something FOR THE USA to be the MOST MASSIVE threat in the world to free speech and democracy, privacy and individual rights - and to human rights, or does democracy REALLY SUCK THAT MUCH NOW IN AMERICA?

posted by (2012-03-23 02:25:05)
Disgruntled avatarits about time the whole world started to treat america like you'd treat any other bully,punch them square in the face and watch them run home crying..

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