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US Grabs More Domain Names, $1.4M From Online Counterfeit Operations 69

coondoggie writes "According to court documents, investigation by federal law enforcement agents revealed that subjects whose domain names had been seized in a November 2010 operation continued to sell counterfeit goods using new domain names. In particular, the individuals, based in China, sold counterfeit professional and collegiate sports apparel, primarily counterfeit sports jerseys." So now the government has again taken over a swathe of domain names used in crime.
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US Grabs More Domain Names, $1.4M From Online Counterfeit Operations

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  • Yawn (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 11, 2012 @07:40PM (#39974629)

    Is anyone else underwhelmed by this "accomplishment"? Sports jerseys? Really? I guess as long as the proceeds more than fund the operations I am OK with this, but it had better be a net win for the government.

  • by santax ( 1541065 ) on Friday May 11, 2012 @07:46PM (#39974675)
    We really need to take the USA out of the internet-control. About everything is illegal in the USA and we should not take the risk they keep shutting more and more sites down. Yesterday it was for the children, today it's for the really rich and bad guys (riaa) and tomorrow it's because you tweeted you would go to LA and dig up Marilyn Monroe to party like there is no tomorrow. The world is in need of a new internet, a true internet without the current system of root-servers. A 100% decentralized internet, or in the event that isn't possible, an internet where the rootservers are in international waters. It's become to dangerous and we need to act. Fast.
  • by nurb432 ( 527695 ) on Friday May 11, 2012 @07:49PM (#39974711) Homepage Journal

    It works in both directions and isn't a 'usa thing', just wait until the UN gets bored and starts doing this to everyone they can find..

  • Problem? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by IonOtter ( 629215 ) on Friday May 11, 2012 @08:00PM (#39974781) Homepage

    ACTUAL crime being committed? Check.
    Warrant? Check.
    Proper procedure followed? Check.
    Crime investigated? Check.
    Crime confirmed? Check.
    Crime properly documented? Check.

    Check and check.

    I don't have a problem with this.

  • by J'raxis ( 248192 ) on Friday May 11, 2012 @08:52PM (#39975139) Homepage

    About the only way to do this would be to create a system that is truly out of everyone's control. Otherwise, you can guarantee that someone's idea of "you can't do that!" will be imposed on the system. If it's not in the name of "IP," it'll be in the name of fighting racism and bigotry. Or terrorism. Or child pornography. Or something else.

  • Re:Yawn (Score:3, Insightful)

    by nurb432 ( 527695 ) on Saturday May 12, 2012 @10:34AM (#39978675) Homepage Journal

    If someone stole your bicycle or broke into your car and stole your stereo, you wouldn't report it to the police because their time and money is better spent going after murderers and rapists, rather than petty crime such as yours? Is that your logic?

    If you want to compare using Federal agents to go after infringement of some copyright to my bike being stolen and asking my local police to look into it, we have nothing to discuss, as you are an idiot.

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