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    Senator Wyden asks DHS to explain domain seizures

    And, now, he's come out expressing serious concern about the recent domain name seizures done by Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) group. In a letter sent to Attorney General Eric Holder and ICE director John Morton (embedded below), Senator Wyden raises numerous questions, and it's clear that he thinks ICE has gone way beyond what is reasonable and legal.

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    DHS thinks it has the authority to seize domain names for alleged copyright infringement, without any warning, any hearing, or any appeals process. This is chilling for free speech, and is wayyyyyy outside of anything the DHS should be involved with at all.

    This needs to stop. Janet Napolitano is a horrible Homeland Security secretary and should resign immediately.
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    Re: Senator Wyden asks DHS to explain domain seizures

    It seems like democrats are just as guilty of tossing the salad of the rich for votes just as much as the republican are alleged to do.
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    Re: Senator Wyden asks DHS to explain domain seizures

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    It seems like democrats are just as guilty of tossing the salad of the rich for votes just as much as the republican are alleged to do.
    Yup. It's all about power, and the misuse of it. That's all.

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    Re: Senator Wyden asks DHS to explain domain seizures

    It's really messed up because some of these latest domains were legal websites in the countries where they reside. You end up in a situation where a Russian citizen using a Russian ISP while physically located in Russia is unable to access a Russian website because the United States government took the domain name.

    Hopefully this abuse of power will finally push the rest of the world to set up an international domain registry. They've been planning to do it for ages but it's just never been necessary because the US has never abused ICANN until recently.
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    Re: Senator Wyden asks DHS to explain domain seizures

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    It's really messed up because some of these latest domains were legal websites in the countries where they reside. You end up in a situation where a Russian citizen using a Russian ISP while physically located in Russia is unable to access a Russian website because the United States government took the domain name.

    Hopefully this abuse of power will finally push the rest of the world to set up an international domain registry. They've been planning to do it for ages but it's just never been necessary because the US has never abused ICANN until recently.
    Exactly.. this is the American morality police forcing its values on the rest of the world. They took down a Spanish site that was according to Spanish law 100% legal.... okay took down is a bit much.. they took the domain, but you can still access it via the IP and alternative domains.. but still.
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    Re: Senator Wyden asks DHS to explain domain seizures

    Ya'll wanted a far reaching, Left wing government to run the United States. Well, you got what you asked for.
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    Re: Senator Wyden asks DHS to explain domain seizures

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Ya'll wanted a far reaching, Left wing government to run the United States. Well, you got what you asked for.
    DHS was started by a right wing US government And frankly has done far worse under said government.. but HEY!
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    Re: Senator Wyden asks DHS to explain domain seizures

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    DHS was started by a right wing US government And frankly has done far worse under said government.. but HEY!
    Yep, and that's the danger of giving the government too much power. While the current government that receives that new power might not be up to no good, the government to follow--the one we have now--might take that power and go too far with it.

    It's irrelevant where the new powers came from. It's only relevant that our fringe Left government is taking those powers and going too far. This is what you and other Libbos have claimed is best for our country, but now you say it's bad.

    Here's another example of a fringe Left government going bonkers with it's power.

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    Re: Senator Wyden asks DHS to explain domain seizures

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Here's another example of a fringe Left government going bonkers with it's power.
    You know, there's a whole forum for moronic partisan bickering in the Basement. I suggest you avail yourself of it instead of trying to hijack my thread. Kthxbai.
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    Re: Senator Wyden asks DHS to explain domain seizures

    Does anyone know why DHS is even involved in copyright cases at all? How in the world is that even remotely related to homeland security?
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