Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Nov 2010 10:46 UTC
Legal The US is really ramping up its war on intellectual property infringement, a war which I'm sure will be just as successful, cheap and supported by the people as the wars on drugs and terrorism. 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. Anyone want to take a guess how long it will be before the US government blocks WikiLeaks? Update: The blocks function outside of the US too. In other words, the US is forcing its views upon the rest of the world once again.
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This is the path we'll see...
by SuperDaveOsbourne on Sat 27th Nov 2010 19:03 UTC
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First grabs to show they mean things for real, then popup companies and domains all the rage to counter the 'police' of the net. Then middle layer steps to try and counter the counter movement. THen finally the only way to get online with a domain will be to show you are a 'business' that has been taxed to be such and then pay heavily for this 'legitimate' business playfield the governmint claims they have created and such have a right to be paid for this regulation. Bottomline, the man is up your ass in and out daily like a ganster shakedown. Welcome to the new world economy. Its not a wonder the world is not rolling over in its collective grave on this, the US police step in and help with the new world order where it can, gratius.

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