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First they came for MyGolfWholesale.com and RapGodFathers , but I wasn’t a golfer…

2010/11/27

… or a rap music fan. Big Sis is at it again, folks.

Via Drudge and TorrentFreak:

U.S. Government Seizes BitTorrent Search Engine Domain and More
Written by enigmax on November 26, 2010

Following on the heels of this week’s domain seizure of a large hiphop file-sharing links forum, it’s clear today that the U.S. Government has been very busy. Without any need for COICA, ICE has just seized the domain of a BitTorrent meta-search engine along with those belonging to other music linking sites and several others which appear to be connected to physical counterfeit goods.

Nothing to see here. Move along.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. 2010/11/28 01:26

    As much as I hate to say it, this type of unconstitutional behavior, repeated over and over, is starting to get into the neighborhood of requiring impeachment.

  2. 2010/11/28 02:54

    EM, thanks for the thought. It may be “legal” and even “constitutional” – given that some of these sites sell fakes and stolen goods.

    What bugs me is the wholesale attitude, pardon the pun. Some of these sites may in fact be blameless. Clearly Big Sis has been granted – or has been blithely permitted to grab – far too much power.

    It’s time for Congress to get involved and to ask “who, what, when, where, why…”

    Cheers

  3. 2010/11/28 08:32

    I don’t see how it could be either legal or constitutional when there’s no due process involved. To me, that’s where the impeachableness (is that a word?) of these offenses comes in. Over and over again the Executive has bypassed the Legislative branch and taken upon itself powers which the Constitution does not grant it. Admittedly, previous presidents have done this at times, but never anywhere near this often, or this egregiously and blatantly with contempt for the process. If it were just this one occasion, or even a few, but there are so many and this has been going on for so long. (“….when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism….”) In the past, even when presidents did overstep their authority, they at least made some attempt to find legal justification for it, even if that justification was incorrect. The current administration has long since ceased to even attempt to justify their edicts, simply declaring their right to rule by fiat. Although I am no lawyer, that seems like it would qualify as criminal.

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