Remember last year at the time when we first started hearing about the Feds taking over hundreds of domain names for sites that were running illegal, counterfeit and piracy related content? Well the Feds are back in action again, this time with 130+ domain names being taken down and added to the Feds arsenal of takeovers.
As reported by TorrentFreak…
US authorities have initiated the largest round of domain name seizures yet as part of their continued crackdown on counterfeit and piracy-related websites. With just a few days to go until “Cyber Monday” more than 100 domain names have been taken over by the feds to protect the commercial interests of US companies. The seizures are disputable, as the SOPA bill which aims to specifically legitimize such actions is still pending in Congress.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have resumed “Operation In Our Sites”, the domain name seizing initiative designed to crack down on online piracy and counterfeiting.
The new round comes exactly a year after 82 domains, including Torrent-Finder, were taken over in 2010. At the time ICE labeled the actions “Cyber Monday crackdown,” referring to the Monday following Thanksgiving where consumers are persuaded to shop online.
You can see the full list of domain names in the Scribd content below.
As you can see, the great majority of domains in the list are jersey related. With more and more crackdowns coming from the Feds, it will be interesting to see what type of regulation and actions will be taking in the coming months/years, as there will continue to be a never ending supply of fraudulent and illegal content based web sites.
Zac Johnson is a online marketer with 15 years of experience and also a blogger at BloggingTips.com and ZacJohnson.com, as well as the author of Blogging Tips: Confessions of a Six Figure Blogger on Amazon.com.
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