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Apparently the Department of Homeland Security is now authorized to rewrite and enforce copyright infringement laws. In a stunning precedent, the recent round of domain seizures to shut down websites that allowed illegal streaming of the Super Bowl, also included a few other websites that were seized simply for linking to infringing content.
…the affidavit itself is chock full of legal and technical errors, compounded by assertions-as-facts that seem to have little basis in reality. This is immensely troubling, especially given that the specific legal issues here are hardly settled law, and Homeland Security seems to be acting as if these cases are no brainers, allowing them to flat out seize domains, even when those websites have been declared perfectly legal in their home countries.
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Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh
Reply to post by FlyingJadeDragon
What revenue was lost, concidering the content was viewable by the public, and the streams were direct streams of the channels?
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Originally posted by GAOTU789
Four or five sites that I use to stream lots of different stuff now have this graphic on it.
This happened about two weeks ago, long before the superbowl. I don't download very much stuff, I generally prefer to stream things. Most of the sites I use for streaming have been seized and most a week or more before the game this weekend.
Wonder when Youtube is going to get seized?