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ICE: Oops, sorry for taking down Dajaz1.com

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Dec 2011 14:16 User comments (5)

ICE: Oops, sorry for taking down Dajaz1.com Earlier in the year, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) took down the popular hip-hop music blog Dajaz1.com, claiming it was a "rogue site" and guilty of copyright infringement.
The domain seizure was notable because the owner came out in full force defending the blog, even sending the New York Times emails that document how most of the "infringing" tracks made it to his site - they had been sent directly to him by artists and labels looking for some underground promotion.

This week, ICE has apologized for the seizure, and returned the domain to its owner. ICE says "the government concluded that the appropriate and just result was to decline to pursue judicial forfeiture," according to Ars.

A lawyer for the site says it was almost impossible to get the domain back, as the government had sealed the files, blocking anyone from seeing how they were receiving extensions on the forfeiture deadline, which expired months ago.

Despite the domain being returned, the RIAA continues to say that the owner of the site "specialized in the massive unauthorized distribution of pre-release music. Dajaz1 profited from its reputation for providing links to pre-release copies, and during that time nearly 2,300 recordings linked to the site were removed from various file-sharing services."

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5 user comments

19.12.2011 15:33

Why not just remove the "Immigration" part of ice and rename it to RIAA lackeys? Ice is a joke under this administration, seriously!


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29.12.2011 16:44

As much as ICE's bullshit with Operation In Our Sites is unjustified to begin with,you got to give them Credit on this one,they knew they had messed up big time and returned the Domain name...but what Pisses me off is the RIAA is all like"We don't care if Artists and Labels gave you the tracks legally,your a Pirate in our eyes"....this is why SOPA DOES NOT WORK!.

39.12.2011 19:46
llongtheD
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Scary...Mob tactics with government backing. This is the RIAA saying if you don't get your music from us, you don't get it at all. All nice and "legal," no due process, as the government sealed the files. What will happen when the average citizen can be singled out and treated the same way as an "infringing" website?
My bad, I forgot they can already do that if they label you a suspected terrorist.

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410.12.2011 11:14

Originally posted by llongtheD:
Scary...Mob tactics with government backing. This is the RIAA saying if you don't get your music from us, you don't get it at all. All nice and "legal," no due process, as the government sealed the files. What will happen when the average citizen can be singled out and treated the same way as an "infringing" website?
My bad, I forgot they can already do that if they label you a suspected terrorist.
They can hold you for life without trial or charges if you are a suspected terrorist...your website(s) will be the least of your concern as you are being tortured by some sadist simply because you voiced your opinion that the constitution is a good thing and maybe we shouldn't make laws that violate it.


513.12.2011 23:40
llongtheD
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Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by llongtheD:
Scary...Mob tactics with government backing. This is the RIAA saying if you don't get your music from us, you don't get it at all. All nice and "legal," no due process, as the government sealed the files. What will happen when the average citizen can be singled out and treated the same way as an "infringing" website?
My bad, I forgot they can already do that if they label you a suspected terrorist.
They can hold you for life without trial or charges if you are a suspected terrorist...your website(s) will be the least of your concern as you are being tortured by some sadist simply because you voiced your opinion that the constitution is a good thing and maybe we shouldn't make laws that violate it.
Make way for the American gulag.
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