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Mike Masnick – Full Homeland Security Affidavit To Seize Domains Riddled With Technical & Legal Errors

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Full Homeland Security Affidavit To Seize Domains Riddled With Technical & Legal Errors (Legal Issues)

by Mike Masnick from the this-just-gets-worse-and-worse dept on Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 @ 8:48AM

Another day and even more evidence that Homeland Security’s decision to have its Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) group seize a bunch of domain names without any warning or adversarial hearing was a colossal screw up. We haven’t heard too much about the sites seized concerning trademark infringement, but there were five that were the focus of copyright infringement — including a bunch of hiphop blogs (which were regularly used by artists and record labels alike to promote their songs) and a search engine. Last week, we went through a partial affidavit from a newly minted ICE agent named Andrew Reynolds, which showed numerous technological and legal errors in explaining why the domain of the search engine, Torrent Finder, was seized. Yesterday, we wrote about how some of the “evidence” used against the blogs included songs sent by the labels for promotional purposes.

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