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ICE seizes more domains

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 04 Dec 2011 11:41 User comments (7)

ICE seizes more domains ICE targets Korean download portals.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has seized yet more domain names, redirecting users to a notice that the domain has been seized for copyright infringement. The movie portals served a Korean audience, and so ICE has added a Korean translation to its notice.

The domains reported seized are: 007disk.com, 007disk.net, 82movie.com, 82movie.net, 82us.com, bzserv.info, itvwmg.com, ktvwmg.com ,wmgitv.com, wmgus.com, wmgus.net.

The domain seizure was authorized by a US District Court, and now all 11 domain names are in the custody of the federal government. Domain seizures target websites found to be dedicated to copyright infringement activity, and sites selling counterfeit goods.

The domains in question, while operating in Korea, are all connected to World Multimedia Group, Inc., a Seattle-based company. Some of the sites seized offered access to downloads for a small fee.

Over 350 domain names have now been seized as part of the "Operation In Our Sites" actions against online piracy hubs and knock-off sellers.

The practice of DNS blocking has come under scrutiny lately for being ineffective and setting a dangerous precedent. You can find some information on getting around such blocks here.

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7 user comments

14.12.2011 13:07

So since U.S private companies, with support from the government can seize foreign property, does that mean Iran's government request for seizure of anti-Iranian, lewd, non-Muslim, and Zionist websites and property can happen right? And lets not forget all those pesky Syrian bloggers, who are violating some of the most important laws in their home country.
Those will be extradited back to Syria to face justice right?


I'll stick my foot up your ass.

24.12.2011 15:05

If the US is going to put it's all knowing, always right, upturned nose into everyone's business, don't be surprised when someone takes your nose and kicks you in it with a size 10.

34.12.2011 16:07
llongtheD
Inactive

What's all the hubbub about SOPA? Sounds like they've already passed and implemented it. Yet another "bill" passed by corporations through their corrupt political puppets. Kissing babies, flashing fake smiles, glad handing, reading from teleprompters, and collecting corporate bribes are all our politicians are good for. Is there anyone left in government with principle?

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 04 Dec 2011 @ 16:17

If your fish seems sick, put it back in the water.

44.12.2011 18:28
SmaryJerry
Unverified new user

This seems fine. I mean they are reducing piracy, who wouldn't want that. It's not like they have shut down sites that weren't stealing money from the creators of movies.

54.12.2011 22:02
llongtheD
Inactive

Originally posted by SmaryJerry:
This seems fine. I mean they are reducing piracy, who wouldn't want that. It's not like they have shut down sites that weren't stealing money from the creators of movies.
Did you forget to plug your brain in? Or is that sarcasm?

65.12.2011 5:02

Quote:
Did you forget to plug your brain in? Or is that sarcasm?
I hope it's sarcasm. Either or, I never even heard of any one of those sites so no love loss to me. Now it does suck for the end-users that go, but how long before this incites global rioting? (oh wait, that's already going on over Wall-Street).

77.12.2011 0:21
llongtheD
Inactive

Originally posted by Mysttic:

Either or, I never even heard of any one of those sites so no love loss to me.
So yeah, no big deal... Until they strip away something that's important to me, whatever...no biggie...

I don't know any of those sites either. ICE targets Korean portals, after SOPA and like bills get passed who do you think ICE will be focusing on?

They've practiced, the technology is in place, they're just waiting to use it at home.
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