questionsgov't seized cyber-monday counterfeit sites - why…

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Probably because the federal forfeiture process affords individuals who have an interest in the seized domain names a period of time after the “Notice of Seizure” to file a petition with a federal court and additional time after the “Notice of Forfeiture” to contest the forfeiture. If no petitions or claims are filed, the domain names become property of the U.S. government.

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Seize one, create two more. The cycle continues...

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Also, to quote one of my favorite movies, "We have no names, man. No names. We are nameless!"

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Can we assume the movie/software pirating sites are next?

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@nastyducky: Actually, the sites taken were those violating the copyright laws and were counterfeiting. So, movie and software pirating sites were probably the only ones taken in this phase.

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After looking at that list, I'm glad Homeland Security was involved in this raid. Our entire country could have been in a lot of trouble if they were allowed to stay operating.

Seriously now, most of the sites were about NFL jerseys with a few others mixed in.