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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by Sausage on Sat 27th Nov 2010 15:48 UTC
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2010-11-27

Ok, since I'm getting the impression you are not from the US, and I think there is a bit of a mistranslation or misunderstanding. They got a court order. Before any assets were seized a federal judge seated in a district court looked at the argument made by attorney filing the case and signed a warrant authorizing ICE to seize those assets in pursuit of a criminal investigation. I don't know how much more of a court order you can possibly get.

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