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U.S. Government Seizes BitTorrent Search Engine Domain and More

Discussion in 'Torrents' started by ebusiness, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. ebusiness

    ebusiness Registered Member

    Mar 12, 2007
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    Following on the heels of this week's domain seizure of a large hiphop file-sharing links forum, it's clear today that the U.S. Government has been very busy. Without any need for COICA, ICE has just seized the domain of a BitTorrent meta-search engine along with those belonging to other music linking sites and several others which appear to be connected to physical counterfeit goods.

    While complex, it's still possible for U.S. authorities and copyright groups to point at a fully-fledged BitTorrent site with a tracker and say "that's an infringing site." When one looks at a site which hosts torrents but operates no tracker, the finger pointing becomes quite a bit more difficult.

    When a site has no tracker, carries no torrents, lists no copyright works unless someone searches for them and responds just like Google, accusing it of infringement becomes somewhat of a minefield - unless you're ICE Homeland Security Investigations that is.

    This morning, visitors to the Torrent-Finder.com site are greeted with an ominous graphic which indicates that ICE have seized the site's domain.
  2. swallow

    swallow Newbie

    Apr 22, 2010
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    The history repeat itself, before world war II the Nazi's were accused of censorship and know the land of the Free is following the same foot step