The Department of Homeland Security's ICE has launched a major crackdown on websites enabling copyright infringement or selling counterfeits of
trademarked goods. In just the past few days ICE has seized at least 12 domains, TorrentFreak reports.
All of these domains now display the image shown here.
The sites fall into two categories: torrent sites that enable the download of copyrighted music, and sites selling knockoffs of trademarked goods like
A controversial bill that would allow the Attorney General to shut down domains on similar grounds was recently derailed (temporarily) by Oregon
Senator Ron Wyden.
The owner of an affected site told TorrentFreak that his domain was taken over without any prior complaints or notification from the court.
My Thoughts and Concerns:
I honestly think the government needs to quit shutting down torrent and music download websites. For example who wants to pay $599 for photoshop or
$199 for the upgrade to photoshop. These companies put outrageous prices on their software and then they wonder why people are illegally downloading
their software. I think the government should focus more on child pornography on the web. With the all new teen sexting that is currently out of
control. Pictures of 13-17 year olds are ending up on image upload websites. They need to crack down on that instead of you or I who wants to listen
or download an album.
I honestly truly believe this is just ONE step closer to a fully government controlled internet. They will let us browse the web on what they want us
to browse the web for. It's just another stab at our only real freedom left. The web is a place for people to have freedom, speak there minds, browse
and surf their favorite websites, listen to that lady gaga album or something heavy metal. There's no reason to start "cutting" this out because
"they" think it's wrong. I believe WE need to take back our freedom instead of being "voiceless" sheep to the government. WE continue to put idiots in
office (presidents, senators, congress men, etc.. etc.. and we CONTINUE to let them get away with stuff like this.
If they can shut down a torrent / music, software, etc... website what can they shut down next? When and where do they stop?, Even Obama's czar even
said they want to shut down conspiracy websites. (saw that on jesse ventura conspiracy theory). So even if this is true. This is all a BIG plan for
something if you think long and hard about it. Why not take down torrent websites and such, what stops them from taking down conspiracy websites and
other websites so we are all forced to listen to what they say. We ALL know the government lies to us. I think this is just one step closer to a full
government sheep herding. We are the sheep and they are herding us back to the stable. Sad world we live in really. We've gotten our freedom of speech
stripped down to the bare minimum, the freedom to vent and express our feelings is looked down upon in this country, You really can't bare arms
anymore without the government saying well this is illegal, oh you need a permit for that, um those bullets need to be locked up, blah blah blah. Im
tired of all this stuff are you?
What are your thoughts?
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