More Domain Seizures ConductedAdded: Saturday, December 4th, 2010
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The ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), has carried out a dozen more seizures of the site domain names related to offering counterfeit goods or copyright violating content, in addition to those seventy it had already conducted last week.
The ICE Director announced that the sale of counterfeit American brands online steals the creative work of musicians and costs the US economy many jobs and much revenue. Thus, it threatens the health and safety of the US consumers. That’s what they have been trying to protect when seizing at least 82 domain names within so-called “Cyber Monday” crackdown. One may notice that this figure is much bigger than that of the sites seized in summer – there were only eight. Among those 8 was TVShack.net.
In fact, the nature of the seized websites ranges from those selling counterfeit products to a BitTorrent search engine, even though the latter works exactly like any other search engine – for example, Google.
TVShack.cc wasn’t included in the official list of the new seizure, but was taken down nonetheless. The most interesting thing is that its earlier incarnation – TVShack.net – was seized back in summer during the first wave of seizures! Seems like the site is going to rename itself into Phoenix and to reemerge again and again.
Since the ICE included BitTorrent tracker and streaming websites in the list of its targets, it can be clearly seen that it’s not trying to protect US jobs or consumers, but rather the interests of entertainment industry. Indeed, services like Torrent-finder or TVShack can’t lead to a net loss of either jobs or revenue. Moreover, some researches prove they can actually have a positive effect on legal material consumption.
Apart from apparent worries related to free speech, the government’s attempts are simply pointless, because many of the seized sites have already reappeared under different domains. The authorities should have recalled the opinion of Government Accountability Office, which earlier said that the impact of counterfeiting and piracy is not that simple, and isn’t restricted by lost sales or profits. Instead, there are various effects – some negative, others positive. In addition, the Government Accountability Office pointed out that there should be a clear differentiation between counterfeiting and piracy among different industries – for example, pharmaceutical and entertainment
December 4th, 2010Posted by:
Saturday, December 4th, 2010
|Ironic its Immigration and Customs gonna protect the U.S. but will not enforce the border walls and protect the Americans being killed near the U.S Mexico border. But Hey Let's spend time, energy and money on p2p. |
Obviously The U.S. Government works for the highest bidder (Corporations) and not the people.
|They don't because it doesn't involve big money. You and my lives are nothing to these people..|
|Maybe they should shut down Bank websites, they seem to have done more to damage the economy of recent years than pirating ever would.|
|posted by (2010-12-05 17:56:26)|
|What costs losing jobs is the government out sourcing everything to India, Pakistan and China.They blame it on P2P. What a bunch of goofs.These agencies are nothing but gophers and slaves to the entertainment industry Assholes.|
|Nice to see Et preparing for this.|
|they took down kingdom-kvcd.net tonight.||
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