Homeland Security seizes over 70 domains

If you have a US based domain name and are tied to piracy, the office of Homeland Security may be on the hunt for your domain, as over 70 domains have been seized and effectively shut down for their ties to piracy.  

According to Torrentfreak.com, "Aside from the fact that domains are being seized seemingly at will, there is a very serious problem with the action against Torrent-Finder. Not only does the site not host or even link to any torrents whatsoever, it actually only returns searches through embedded iframes which display other sites that are not under the control of the Torrent-Finder owner."

While the Government is working hard to take down file sharing sites, the problem is that these websites are simply the window to the store and are not actually housing any of the information. Also for a site owner to move their content to another domain is a relatively easy task, the real targets of the Homeland Security office should be the servers housing the information, not the front end dealers.  

The problem for the Homeland Security is that the servers are not located on US soil, so there is little that can be done; the servers hosted in foreign locations are out of the jurisdiction of the office so the next best thing to do is go after the front end providers.  

Image Credit: Torrent Freak

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