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Kickass Torrents' Domain Seized By Philippine Authorities 122

hypnosec writes "Kickass Torrents hasn't been accessible since sometime yesterday, and now it has been confirmed that the domain name of the torrent website has been seized by Philippine authorities. Local record labels and the Philippine Association of the Recording Industry said that the torrent site was doing 'irreparable damages' to the music industry and following a formal complaint the authorities resorted to seizure of the main domain name. The site hasn't given up, and is operating as usual under a new domain name. The government of the Philippines has confirmed that the domain name has been seized based on formal complaints and copyright grounds."
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Kickass Torrents' Domain Seized By Philippine Authorities

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  • Re:You know (Score:5, Funny)

    by nospam007 ( 722110 ) * on Saturday June 15, 2013 @05:50AM (#44013981)

    Camembert (2891457)
    'Yeah right, it is soo typical of this entitlement generation to find excuses like that. '

    Please cease and desist from using the Camembert name.
    Camembert was granted a protected designation of origin in 1992 after the original AOC in 1983.
    If you're not in Normandy, France and a Cheese, you are not entitled to that name even if you're old enough to be a bit runny. It's a copyright violation.

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