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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > US Government’s Domain Seizures Questioned by Congress

US Government’s Domain Seizures Questioned by Congress

US Government’s Domain Seizures Questioned by Congress

Added: Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Lately last month a group of Representatives, led by Rep. Zoe Lofgren, has written to Attorney General Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security, rising questions about their abusive domain seizures.


The letter claimed that the concern of the Congress members had centered on DHS methods, as well as the process given, when seizing the domains of online services whose actions and material are presumed to be legitimate and protected speech. The authors also mentioned the case of an ex hip-hop portal Dajaz1 that had been seized for over a year despite proven evidence that the website had hosted legitimate content, and that a lot of the allegedly infringing links to copyrighted tracks, especially those that were the basis of the seizure order, were provided to the portal admins by musicians and labels themselves.

Moreover, the authorities have continuously refused to collaborate with the lawyers who represented the hip-hop portal. In fact, the government was only interested in taking the website offline in secrecy. Once the court’s records were made public, it turned out that the government was waiting on the industry’s evaluation on sampling of allegedly infringing material and respond to other questions.

In the meantime, the right of the website to speak for itself vanished, as well as the public opinion on what is going on. In a year, Dajaz1 was reinstated without any apology or explanations from the authorities. Of course, its possible profits and members were long gone.

Nevertheless, this wasn’t the first case of abuse – last February two well-known sports streaming portals (Rojadirecta.com and Rojadirecta.org) had been seized without due process. Despite the Spanish court ruling that the portals were lawful, the government simply ignored it and kept the domains offline. Last week the authorities again returned the domains to their owners without any explanation. But the outfits like the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) and the Representatives who sent a letter to find out about the policy of Department of Homeland Security, did demand an explanation.

Let’s see what answer they will be given by the authorities, but most likely it’ll be as blunt as it gets.

September 11th,2012

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Date:  Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Comments (18) (please add your comment »)

posted by Blocked (2012-09-11 19:59:33)
azharuddind avatarNO NO NO

posted by ET loverSuperman (2012-09-11 21:50:30)
tonymengela avatarJust to let the world know, The real people of the U.S. are against these actions, the common people here are fighting to regain our freedom and fight socialism, and make NO mistake these are socialist actions by the hands of Zionists. We are writing our representatives and letting them know their jobs are over, A lot of us are trying to wake the country up through youtube and social media. Our governments are the real terrorist creating more terrorists through their unconstitutional acts of war. I'm sorry world We need a world wide Zeitgeist movement!

posted by (2012-09-11 23:43:00)
No avatarI'm all for the zeitgeist movement, but its led by pansy ass b!tches. The zeitgeist movement requires the most ferocious abrupt burst of rage and violence with guns and explosives by the people for the people to reinstate democracy and sever all ties to religion and corporation. America cant fight its own people that is why the government is frantically locating and disarming local militia groups for holding the constitution too deer. Several Michigan militia groups that have been training citizens in survival and independent skills have been vanished and disbanded. The constitution died with the patriot act and the resulting documents signed in secrecy to give birth to the NAU north American union, beware economic slavery arrives in a new fashion beyond capitalistic slavery of a monetary society built solely upon debt a new currency made from debt once again but more easily regulated. America needs to get a jihad goin up in this b!tch for good ol american freedom, it sucks when the people must turn to revolution, because the people will be labeled terrorist, because it isnt seen as a righteous revolution till the deed is done. Ever heard of the song weapons for el salvador, by the punk band the ex, all proceeds from that album and that tour went directly towards buying guns ammunition and fuel for the freedom fighters in el salvador fighting forces put into place by america through economic corruption and slavery, ha never found out if it was enough though, im sure america ended up whiping them out, but the people is being disarmed super fast through legislation and and lies, michigan has always been an open carry state, you can conceal carry with a permit, without a permit u can open carry. Most cops are un aware of the open carry laws, only a handfull of ppl fight to keep it, there gonna die soon there old as sh!t. If you dont have a gun, you probably wont need one, but go buy one so that the majority can have there vote the way voteing was intended, teach your kids, train your kids, then guns will be as safe as the people who handle them as it has been since the birth of this country, dont breed ignorance, dont enable ignorance, bring guns back to the table so that politicians and government figures will tremble in the face of corporate corruption. Our votes are nothing compared to a briefcase full of money. But there was a time when the largest standing armed force where the citizens corruption existed but was kept at bay by the fear of the people, and now fear is wielded against us.

posted by ET loverSuperman (2012-09-12 00:40:12)
tonymengela avatarViolence can only breed more violence and in the end only the most violent wins. No my friend, changing the thinking and hearts of people towards peace and the abolishment of the monetary system can lead to this. Learning survival and prepping I am 100% for but acting out as terrorist do will only reinforce the governments will and convince the people that they need to give up freedom for safty

posted by (2012-09-12 05:34:45)
No avatarit`s time the EEC told the US government to get of the train and leave us allown if the US government is that worried it should close the internet at the US end and leave the rest of the world to get on with a free web //
and a closed US web by by

posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2012-09-12 06:24:05)
fusseltier avatarthis is one of the biggest problems in the US now, the government agencies do whatever their idiot managers tell them to do, regardless if its legal or not.

posted by (2012-09-12 12:13:18)
Robbin_Hood43 avatar@ tonymengela : whilst I agree with your sentiments entirely there does come a time when direct action is the only way to achieve the desired result. The original 13 did not want war with Britain but :

George Washington, John and Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry and John Jay met in Philadelphia in September 1774 to give voice to their grievances against the British crown - this First Continental Congress did not go so far as to demand independence from Britain, but it issued[../..] a declaration of the rights due every citizen, including life, liberty, property, assembly and trial by jury. The Continental Congress voted to meet again in May 1775 to consider further action, but by that time violence had already broken out.
Without the War Of Independence the USA would not have come into being and I do not imagine (or rather not believe) that the above mentioned men and the many others of their ilk would accept that their declaration of rights was still in effect in the USA today.

As is so often said, history repeats itself most commonly for good reason. Sad but true.

posted by Blocked (2012-09-12 12:23:29)
menahunie avatarWhat you are seeing is a classic example of out of control corrupt Bureaucracy in action.
You also have to ask this question? The FBI is the agency actually the one's who enforce copyright; NOT the Dept. of Homeland Security.
The FBI only got involved with the Megaupload farce on the orders of that azzhole Holder.
It is now elect time and the POS politicians are crapping bricks right now due to a seriously pissed off constituency..

posted by Blocked (2012-09-12 15:36:59)
skreamer avatarStinks doesn't it. They are supposedly trying to stop illegal activities...by taking illegal activities themselves.

posted by (2012-09-12 23:34:59)
BenjaWiz avatarI hate the government in my country the U.S.A it's hard for me to even say it's my country I'm not proud as an American of the actions of the Government it's corrupt in a very big way very lawless so sad.

posted by ET junkie (2012-09-13 01:03:59)
No avatarOnly way this can be stopped is by the domain owners suing the government for millions. one the filthy news media makes a circus out of it like they always do, the pigs will find other means to do their dirty deeds.

posted by (2012-09-13 10:34:58)
No avatarWHY no sources for this article? Where did you get this information. Your just re-wording other articles and claiming them as your own without giving the original author credit.

posted by (2012-09-13 12:34:59)
No avatarDomain seizure etc has nothing to do with Socialism, Socialism is about universal healthcare, equal education, etc etc the mantra of Socialism is "from each according to their ability and to each according to their needs" that is hardly an evil message to spread ..... unless you own a bank, a school, a hospital or something else where you make a profit from the daily needs of others such as water, power or even the roof over someones head, it has nothing at all to do with grabbing domains which are providing access to information and copyright material, that is all Capitalism. It is sad that big business America has the ordinary man in the street thinking they are doing them a favour by blocking Healthcare reform and charging fifty grand a year to go to school.

posted by (2012-09-13 16:00:35)
dfresh avatar@
BenjaWiz I could not agree more. This governemnt makes us look so bad in the eyes of other countries. We are known as bullies and it's our way or the highway. I dont think it matters if it is Democrats/Republicans in office. They are all bad, and they all what to blame the guy before them for the mess they are in now. Obama is doing it to Bush, the fact is they both have bad records & if Romney wins, he will blame Obama 4 years from now on why nothing has improved.I remember a poll that asked Americans what is the most hated job. Politician were #2 just behind parking ticketers. I said this in another blog. We can still love our country but just hate our government.

posted by (2012-09-14 03:41:20)
cggc avatarthe people can surf internet for years and even grow like student or small business. and,if you thing have new gadgets what cost money and with monthly service impossible for all have it and companies never go down growing selling and upgrading every year telling us in all local,national and international news what they have new making lines of people for buy and sleeping all night on the side walk even if it cold whether until door open. also,if you don't want pay for fix troubleshooting you lose time reading for fixing what you can. more over,who is familiar with internet know something it there like tracking us and rojadirecta.com it very nice for who is follower of any sport most soccer and if you know best players are at Europe and not all satellite services have your team. rojadirecta.com give us the opportunity of watch it even if tv company channel telling us it pirate to see it like that with rojadirect.com.org.me.es is very hard sometimes because channels cut games for copyrights infringements missing out on game. and,soccer tv games union all religions and governments around world with securities guards and soldier in soccer games because it passion and like humans with are very sensitives if we lose a soccer game. thank to web sites like rojadirecta had I learn quick for don't have time how people from soccer game countries are living and how they thing about us with all discrimination,dangerous,economically problems they had and how USA government of exterior have the importance many don't want making us suffered for harassment about all who want liberty from another country.

posted by (2012-09-14 19:54:40)
No avatarapply violence twice daily in the morning and at bedtime. take violence three times daily with a glass of water 25 minutes before each meal, change will occur immediately. Taking violence for some may cause side effects like nausea rashes and severe beatings, existing conditions may worsen temporarily, after 72 hrs peace will ensue. Violence is not right for everyone, in some cases during clinical trials a few patients suffered from brutal pubertal erections, some of which died from heart failure or brain pain

posted by (2012-09-14 20:07:06)
No avatar@npr socialism is about complete control, complete enslavement, capitalism is about empire enslavement.

when i say violence dont thing of buildings exploding and paper pushers who decide the fate of nations burning. Think of mel gibson from braveheart on horseback findin em where they sleep riding a horse through there front door and causing massive brain trauma with a ball and chain to the face or hanging them off there balcony by there c0cks then givin them the good ol face smash with the ball and chain, for every single instance of corruption. face smash, public d!ck danglin humility, think of tienemin square, how many times did china have to run over protesters? once, one time was enough, that was a generous application of violence lasts several generations

posted by (2012-09-30 08:08:56)
No avatar@GoreKnight
Socialism is not about that at all, socialism is about social ownership, i.e. ownership by the people, and cooperation/co-operative management. something that appears to be loathsome and abhorrent to the american elite, most likely as it would usurp their power and reduce their profits, this should not be confused with communism.
Capitalism is an econiomic system, not a political ideology.

i think you mean fascism, something Mussolini and Hitler favoured, where "The State" is more important than "The Individual", the american government resembles something more akin to fascism/totalitarianism, while on the surface, appearing and acting like an egalitarian democracy.

i honestly hope that the american people do fight back and retake their country from what appears to be a limp dick government who lets the likes of DHS, NSA and Wall Street do whatever the hell they like while screwing over their own people.

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