US Completely Censors 70 Sites

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  1. Rydian
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    The US has started seizing the domain names of various websites through ICANN - not because owners of these sites were convicted of anything, but merely because complaints have been filed against them.[/p]

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    FUCK, they've already started. Go to one of the sites and see the notice for yourself.

    Watch out, GBAtemp. This seems to focus on counterfeit goods in the concrete sense of the term, but that's likely so their first use of this power has a concrete reason behind it, I doubt they'll stick to just counterfeiting sites for long.
     


  2. Infinite Zero

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    They're acting so fast!
     
  3. xist

    xist ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ

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    Given a torrent search engine has been stomped upon i'd imagine pretty much everyone is fair game for this ridiculousness....
     
  4. Son of Science

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    OMG, NO!

    Not cheapscarfshop!
     
  5. Fear Zoa

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    Its official .....we're as bad as china [​IMG]

    there goes the internet.....I hardly knew ye.....oh wait...I'll just use tor...
     
  6. The Pi

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    Bring on the ubernet!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Law

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    Not really. It looks like most of those sites were run by scammers selling counterfeit goods. They won't be as bad as china until they block every website that could potentially be used to say something bad about the government.

    edit: and thinking about it, there are probably more than a few consumer protection laws that could have had these sites taken down easily anyway.
     
  8. Satangel

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    I'm pretty amazed of the fact that the US does these kinds of things, I only expected China to do this.
    Not a good evolution in my book.
     
  9. Joe88

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    arnt almost all of these spam web sites? and also selling knockoff items?

    I 2009jerseys.com is
    they spam a sports forum I go too like every 5 mins
     
  10. RupeeClock

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    Still GBAtemp is a UK based site to my knowledge, but didn't the US recently pass a bill that gives them some scary power over websites outside of the country?
     
  11. _Chaz_

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  12. Law

    Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

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    I don't think it applies for websites outside of America, but even if it did it wouldn't matter anyway because Labour forced a similar law through in Britain before they got kicked out.
     
  13. jgblahblahblah

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    I wonder when they're gonna start taking down "counterfeit rom sites" [​IMG]
     
  14. RupeeClock

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    Roms, videos, music, text or any kind of commercial goods converted to data can't possibly be counterfeit.
    It's not until that data is printed into a duplicate (low quality) medium that it becomes counterfeit.
     
  15. DeathStrudel

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    actually discountscarvesonsale.com is by far the best place to get scarves...well it was anyways
     
  16. Rydian
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    It does apply for outside domains, but in that case they'll just make it inaccessible from within the US (not cut it off at the source like they did for these).
     
  17. Sephxus

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    Spam sites. This is actually a good thing.
     
  18. Fear Zoa

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    So I looked at the full list.....and whats with all the scarf websites.....does ICE hate scarfs?
    those evil internet censoring scarf hating communist, Nazi.......bad people....
     
  19. Knyaz Vladimir

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    No!!! I loved that torrent site! HOW DARE THEY!!!

    Wait... I'm not even in the States... WHAT THE [censored because I felt like it.]!? This is too creepy. I'm so pissed off, they don't even have jurisdiction here!

    EDIT: The war is on.
     
  20. tajio

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    Man what a shitty landing page design >=[
     
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