DOJ Seizes Websites For Piracy and Drugs Sales

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on February 27, 2003

The DOJ announced Monday that ‘Operation Pipe Dreams’ had resulted in the seizure of domain names that were a conduit for the sale of “illegal drug paraphernalia.”
Yesterday, the DOJ announced it had taken control of the website and domain for www.iSONEWS in accordance with a plea agreement on criminal copyright charges against the site’s owner for the sale of pirated game chips, in violation of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA).

See also, Eminent Domain: Seizing Web Sites, March 9, 2003.

Posted in Copyright, Cybercrime

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