Are Homeland Security's Domain Seizures Actually Working? Doesn't Look Like It

from the the-definition-of-insanity dept

In talking about Homeland Security's domain name seizures, one of the lines that's been trotted out by Homeland Security and supporters of these actions, such as the MPAA, is that these seizures are "working" in terms of taking down sites and keeping them down. We've pointed out that this was not true, but the good folks over at TorrentFreak went deeper and looked at all of the sites seized for copyright infringement claims, and found that the vast majority of them came back online pretty quickly, contrary to the claims of both the MPAA and Homeland Security. So, why do they keep claiming that these seizures are working?

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    Anonymous Coward, 6 Apr 2011 @ 8:14am

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    Yeah, almost all the trackers I used moved after the first round. Early on, I was predicting an swift end to .com in general (after all, ANYONE can have their site seized just because someone tells ICE to do it). I still think that's plausible. The public is savvy enough now to know there's more than just .com.

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