US Government Censors 70 Websites

Posted November 27th, 2010 by spyne

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.

The Fifth Amendment

phonon 4 years 39 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago

No person shall ... be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law

FTL on the list yet?

seantheamazing 4 years 39 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago

I say we throw a party when FTL makes the list!

The Eagles strike again

mackler 4 years 39 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago

This is annoying, of course, but remember that this sort of thing always leads to a technological leap. Why, if it weren't for enforcement actions like this, we'd all still be using napster. And when you consider that there's no technological reason why you have to use ICANN, except that it's what everyone else uses (for now), this might be just the boost that the alternative DNS registry industry needs to get jump started.

Now they can say it!

AOD_Horseman 4 years 39 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago

Now they can say it honestly. "I'm doing this because I'm the government, and ICANN."

This is truly scary.

FrustratedinSC 4 years 39 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago

This is truly scary.

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