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While many of the web domains were sites that trafficked in counterfeit brand name goods, and some others linked to copyright-infringing file-sharing materials, at least one site was a Google-like search engine, causing alarm among web freedom advocates who worry the move steps over the line into censorship.
All the shut sites are now displaying a Homeland Security warning that copyright infringers can face up to five years in prison.
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
And so it goes into the next stage folks...
Are sites like ATS far off? If they can simply deem a site a threat of whatever they feel is one, and shut it down without even getting a court order, what is to stop them from going after sites they decide as potentially 'dangerous' based on content?
This entirely corrupt arm of the gov has been violating the citizenry at a blazing pace for the past few years, and appears to be ramping things up top the next stage-The attack on the net.
Hold on to your hats people, the ride's about to get bumpier...
Another one of these stories everyone better be paying close attention to...
(visit the link for the full news article)edit on 27-11-2010 by DimensionalDetective because: typo
Originally posted by Whereweheaded
reply to post by Jay-morris
With everything transpiring with Wiki-leaks, they have no choice but to " shut it down " or implement laws/rules that would abolish the chances of embarrassment. Not to mention, any " non-sense " that may in fact discredit the US with its allies.
So any website that would suggest that very " question ", what better way to begin, with a blatant and alarming infringement of a privately owned site/organization.
Originally posted by antar
reply to post by DimensionalDetective
Do we have a list of the sites with the DHS warning? Very weird.