Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Seizure & Obfuscation

"To hear John Morton and other proponents of domain seizures talk about it, it's "easy" for the owners of seized sites to protest and file suit against the government over the seized sites. Tragically, the reality has turned out to be quite different. Many of the sites were not even officially notified about the seizure until months later. Prior to that, they weren't even told what the sites were accused of, let alone who was doing the accusations. You try responding to a government action against you completely blind. You don't know who you're suing or for what."
Mike Masnick at Techdirt on why there have not yet been any lawsuits against the Feds for seizing domain names: the justic department doesn't want to see those lawsuits.

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