Torrent-Finder Plans To Fight Domain Seizure
from the testing-prior-restraint dept
I had mentioned recently that I fully expected at least one or two of the owners of the domain names seized by Homeland Security to challenge the seizures. While the government seemed to think that these sites were so “obviously” infringing that no one would dare challenge the seizures, that seemed hard to believe.
And, in fact, it appears that the operators of Torrent-Finder, a pure search engine that hosts no infringing content, are planning to challenge the seizure, and have hired a lawyer for that purpose. To be honest, I think that the various hiphop blogs that were seized may have a stronger case. I actually think that Torrent-Finder has a pretty strong case as well, but as we’ve seen in our own comments, it’s easier for folks who don’t understand how search engines work to automatically assume Torrent Finder must be illegal because people use it to find infringing content.