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[AGAIN] Feds Seize 307 Sports-Related Domains Ahead of Super Sunday

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by DrMax, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. DrMax

    DrMax Regular Member

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    After Megaupload, the US government is all over again, eliminating sites even if they are Not hosted in the USA, by deleting the domain name.

    A small part:
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    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/02/sports-domains-seized/
    Anyone here affected??
     
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  2. lancis

    lancis Elite Member

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    US government is cleaning the path for competitors, I suppose that soon we will be seeing a lot of .ws (samoa) domains selling sports related items. :)

    Tax money wasted, life as usual.
     
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    So what, they are protecting consumers from fake goods. Do you want to pay for a fake product? I sure don't... In America copyright infringement is a crime, everybody knows this. I don't see why this comes as shocking news to so many people.
     
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    This seems to be the FEDs new tactic. Seize the websites first and have a trial later. Do the they even need to get a warrant to seize the sites or can they just do it with probable cause?
     
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    They still need a warrant but im sure verisign is in full cooperation making it a judges signature away. Fuckers!
     
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    So when will they be hitting all the porn tube sites? LOL
     
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    All this seizing etc has made me consider moving my main site to local servers and buying a local version of my domain name. This would be insanely expensive but it seems like a good option, given that the US seems to be seizing anything they want at will with only suspicion as an excuse and no warrants or the right to a fair trial. For all I know the colours green and grey are copyrighted, this is how ridiculous the US is becoming (I mean no disrespect to the US general public, just the government/corporations/policy makers). Looks more like a lame excuse to try and reign in their $14 trillion dollar debt which will never be paid back.
     
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    What a fucking joke.
     
  9. Expertpeon

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    The difference between fake and real are often a matter of the person's mental status... not quality
    Though I admit, a $10 NFL t-shirt is going to be slightly worse quality than a $100 NFL t-shirt.

    Copyright infringement is a veil to impose whims of businesses on others and weed out possibly legit competition.

    Let's take a trademark like "We didn't invent the chicken, just the chicken sandwich". Not only is this verifiably a false statement, but it's just a phrase. A damn phrase, that people can use all over the place in and out of context, not even referencing the brand at all. You cannot patent ideas, you cannot control them. Doing so is a direct disruption of freedom and mankind's entire integrity.

    Thomas Jefferson said it best:
    That ideas should freely spread from one to another over the globe, for the moral and mutual instruction of man, and improvement of his condition, seems to have been peculiarly and benevolently designed by nature, when she made them, like fire, expansible over all space, without lessening their density in any point, and like the air in which we breathe, move, and have our physical being, incapable of confinement or exclusive appropriation. Inventions then cannot, in nature, be a subject of property.
     
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    FBI = Corporate slaves !!
     
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    shhhh.... lol
     
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    I believe that you (and many others, don't get me wrong) are missing the point. Personal opinion and possibility to choose between right and wrong is one part of freedom. If I get access to some site where is petition list to block some site because fake sport items or whatever , I may or may not gave my vote for or against something. BUT if they do this just because they can, this is becoming bad. They are testing the public opinion and pushing over the edge, blocking slowly more and more sites and deciding what we can or can not see. World is becoming China, censured and filtered.
    By the way, Piratebay.org is blocked again, by private local organization similar to RIAA. 10.000 euros daily charges for their ISP if they don't block them.
     
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    alphabet boys again yawn america is well daft, just take those two brits who tweeted something. para para para noid para para para noid.
     
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    Whoa.. now counterfeiters will stop buying .COM, .NET & .ORG domain names. From their activities, it would seem that the Feds are more eager to seize domains than to fight criminals, ter rorists and drug dealers.
     
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    Follow the money, you'll see why things happen.

     
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    Ridiculous until somebody steal all your hand origanl content you work hard for and rank on google 1st page then somebody comes along an beat you by stealing your content. Or how about somebody stealing your landing page. You will be in here crying bloody murder.

    GOV isnt doing anything wrong but taking domains with copyright name in it like BALTIMORE RAVENS SUPERBOWl. Clearly a owned named which u cant buy.

    Plus 50% of the crap on google is some bullshit junk material.

    How would you feel if you work hard to own youtube then somebody came along stole all your videos with a domain name THENEWYOUTUbE. You know you will be crying bloody murder.

    Really I feel the gov is doing nothing wrong. if you dont want your domain taking down, then buy it offshore

    I can go on and on about this by i rather not. Just like the mega upload owner .

    He made 45 million last year off having copyright material on his servers. He should had took that 42 million and called it quits and sold the business. HE got greedy. come on he was living larger then UNIVERSAL RECORDS, same company he was trying to sue..lol.. 10 Mercedes benz cars lol hummer, big mansion and more ,,,

    We need to stop getting comfortable, we all no the quick buck isnt exactly whitehat
     
  17. kirkonpolttaja

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    NOOO!!! not redtube!?!?

    This is going to destroy worlds youth cause where do you think our teens get's their excersise these days, in the days of internet, days of pervy bandwith hogs???

    [​IMG]

    lmao that picture always cheers me up
     
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    I was not referring to counterfeiting. I don't it do and I don't condone that either simply because I would not like people stealing my creations.

    But, instead, I 'm talking about the now real possibility the US government going after people's sites when the company is not even located in the US. The same applies for mny other countries.

    The way things are going (Megaupload, Wkileaks...) it just need someone (large corporations?) not liking something and asking the government to take the 'offending' site down, for good. If not together with some prison time.

    Dart times ahead.

    And by the way, ACTA (much worse than PIPA and SOPA) is Already approved in many countries like USA, Canada, Japan, Poland... Notable exceptions: Brazil and India.
     
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    Like you, I could go on and on and on but we have some more important things to do like... fighting for ourselves before we could not fight anymore.
     
  20. MiLiTARYiV

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    You contradicted yourself on a few of your response answers. Kind of funny

    I said the gov is doing nothing wrong twice. One time you agreed and the second time you didnt.



    Wrong. I have the right to express things the way I want whenever I want the way I want. It's a basic right, in most places in the civilized world. Unfortunatelly, it seems to be fading way.

    Yea we all have the right to express ourselves but not illegally. Big difference.