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DOJ Seizes Websites For Piracy and Drugs Sales

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.

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