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Federal Officials Take Down 132 Websites In "Cyber Monday" Crackdown 153

coondoggie writes "A team of world-wide law enforcement agencies took out 132 domain names today that were illegally selling counterfeit merchandise online. The group, made up of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations and law enforcement agencies from Belgium, Denmark, France, Romania, United Kingdom and the European Police Office, targeted alleged counterfeiters selling everything from professional sports jerseys, DVD sets, and a variety of clothing to jewelry and luxury goods."
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Federal Officials Take Down 132 Websites In "Cyber Monday" Crackdown

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  • Re:Question (Score:5, Interesting)

    by CanHasDIY ( 1672858 ) on Monday November 26, 2012 @05:52PM (#42098709) Homepage Journal
    Find: Intellectual property rights theft
    Replace With: The Drug War

    "The Drug War is not a victimless crime. It threatens U.S. businesses and robs hard-working Americans of their jobs, which negatively impacts the economy. It can also pose serious health and safety risks to consumers, and oftentimes, it fuels global organized crime." Here is a link to Homeland Security's rationale: http://www.dhs.gov/topic/intellectual-property-rights [dhs.gov]

    Fun with words.

  • Re:Question (Score:0, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 26, 2012 @08:36PM (#42100383)

    Homeland Security is doing what they always do. Protecting corporate profits exclusively. They have yet to do anything meaningful otherwise. You don't really think the body scanners are safe and effective, do you? They don't care if they're safe, and we know they're not effective, but that doesn't matter as long as the contracts get paid.

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