Trademark

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
censorship, domain seizures

Companies:
ice, nfl



ICE Seized 20 Domain Names For The NFL Over The Weekend

from the not-slowing-down dept

Despite challenges concerning the legality of ICE seizing domain names prior to any sort of adversarial hearing, it appears that ICE has no intention to slow down. The group quietly seized 20 more domain names over the weekend, and it looks like most involved sites selling unauthorized NFL jerseys. ICE has been a bit slower about going after copyright related domain names, focusing more on trademark domain names recently, but it's still questionable as to whether or not the group really has the right to censor domain names without an adversarial hearing. Of course, ICE is relying on the fact that no one behind these sites is likely to speak up, which is why it gets away with its out-and-out censorship. In the meantime, you would think that ICE would have more important things to do than be the personal private police force of various entertainment industry entities.

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    Tiger (profile), 25 Oct 2011 @ 2:07pm

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    Oh.

    Well there goes the better half of my argument.

    Bad half you ask? Fuck the law! Fuck IcE. Fuck SCOTUS. Fuck drug dealers. Fuck jersey stealers! Fuck the UcA!

    and fuck all you hoes making a living off the backs of the living and fuck all you mother fuckers manifesting your beliefs into "$" the swastika of today. Fascist pigs!

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