Can The Operators Of A Site Targeted By Homeland Security Crowdsource A Defense?

from the legal-long-shots dept

We've already covered the bizarre story of Homeland Security effectively working for Disney in seizing some domains of sites that were used to file share movies (way, way, way outside of Homeland Security's mandate), and covered the sneaky attempt to defend those moves by conflating copyright infringement online with counterfeit drugs being sold online. It's also still not clear that Homeland Security even has the legal right to seize those domains as it did. Now, one of those sites targeted by Homeland Security, NinjaVideo is trying to fight back, and appears to be trying to crowdsource a legal defense fund to handle the fight. I honestly don't know anything about NinjaVideo or what the site did, so I have no idea if it has a strong or weak case. I also do wonder how many people will really step up and support the site -- though if many do it could make for an interesting case study on its own as well. Either way, it's worth watching to see how successful the site is in raising money for its fight -- and then in the legal fight itself.

Filed Under: copyright, crowdsource, homeland security
Companies: ninjavideo


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    jubri, 24 Jul 2010 @ 5:31am

    thanks for shining a light on our case :)
    I hope people will read this and consider donating a $ or two,
    I just wanted to add that there was lots more going on on ninja, we had the artists spotlights as you mentioned, mostly hiphop artists like Lowkey or Immortal Technique but also other non music related stuff, there was a ninja magazine published every few months, a twin site with original content 'lostcitizen', ninja radio, art competitions, a photoclub, movie and documentary clubs, poem and short fiction competitions, not to forget all the political, cultural, philosophical, theological, scientific debates, you name it
    everybody who ever used the mainsite or the forum benefited from ninja in many ways, now would be a good time to give something back, even if seems like a drop in the ocean
    http://www.ninjavideoforum.net/page.php?id=1

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