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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I guess catching terrorists and sealing our borders take a back seat to counterfeiters and file-sharers, as those latter two are such an imminent threat to our national security. Damn...I'll be glad when we citizens really get to sign these guys' time sheets.

In the meantime, I guess those arch-criminals must use some non-US TLDs.

Edited 2010-11-27 22:40 UTC

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