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Originally posted by Shadoefax
Same here. Also I'll throw you a bone. Perhaps these sites were not shutdown by the govt. but instead had these images posted by the site owners in an attempt to boost traffic/cred. I don't remember what seized sites look like, but I thought they had more info.
That's exactly what's going on. Go to one of these supposed "seized" sites, right-click and "View source". You'll see the seizure notice image is hosted on the same domain. (i.e., www.believeinmermaids.com...). If the DOJ had anything to do with it, I'm pretty sure the domain would be redirected to a DOJ page.