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Last week while everyone was waiting for the COICA Internet Control Bill to move through Congress, the Homeland Security ICE Internet police force seized multiple domains and posted their ominous official warning shield.

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PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 6:51 am
How long before they create an excuse to invade C2NN Care2 and shut us down ... of course for national security reasons???


. (0)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 6:59 am
We can surely see where big government Internet domain-control abuse could easily rage like wildfire, if given enough time and the right (wrong) layer of circumstances.


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Locan Sleeping-Squirrel (209)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 9:01 am
Is our economy so gutted that copyright law is now a matter of security? Very telling.

Ant m (47)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 10:09 am
If they can keep us uninformed it makes their job of taking over us easier ....

Ramona Thompson (210)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 10:09 am

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 10:13 am
It is not just for copyright, dear Locan, Third Eye and Pink Mindy...
As you ALL might have experienced, as soon as we connect with internet, we all are getting overwhelmed with unstoppable Tsunamis of child pornography!
So Government only takes care for their citizen not to get burdened by this evil pics, videos and stories.

Child Porn, Copyright, later democracy, then education...
Government really takes care for us!
Only I wonder, how Illuminazi's NOW would carry out their child prostitution, their sacrificing children on the altars of their godless leader.
And how many politicians are playing their part in Scull and Bones cult?

How did Jay Rocky Fella say: Internet was our greatest mistake...
Any questions?
War Is Peace
Ignorance Is Strenght...

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 10:15 am
Amen Mindy! Can't send you another star yet! How do we know some are not already here watching?

Sharon Froehlich (99)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 10:44 am
I'm sure they are already watching! Big Brother is everywhere. Scary.

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 11:07 am
Sorry, wanted to add:
Instead of protecting the children, getting victims of perverted rapists, they protect internet users.
A helterskelterplanet!
Have shared your article.
Thanks Third Eye Open and Pink Mindy

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 11:20 am
here an other article with this topic, seizing whole webpages:

First websites seized by U.S. authorities
Sunday 28 November 2010 Freeman

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has taken over on Friday a series of Web pages.
If you go on it a warning message appears:
"This domain name has been on the ICE - Homeland Security Investigation,
confiscated based on a subpoena of the United District Court under the provision
18 USC 981 and 2323rd"

It is offering so-called "online piracy" to websites that allegedly illegal downloads or file
sharing. Is this just the beginning and later, this censorship extended to other content?

According to the New York Times called a representative of ICE, John Morton,
a representative of the Motion Picture Association of America (Union of the film industry)
the action is a long-term effort against online piracy and they said that alleged criminals
are persecuted everywhere in the world.
"The American economy is under siege by counterfeiters and pirates every day,
seven days a week," said Morton. "Criminals steal American ideas and products and
distribute them over the Internet."

TorrentFreak, a blog of news writing published on BitTorrent,
at least 70 addresses have been seized.

The seizure came as a result of the new law, Combating Counterfeits
and online Infringements Act (COICA) - Law in the fight against online infringements
and counterfeits, which was approved by the U.S. Senate last week and are yet
to be adopted by Congress.
It allows the U.S. authorities to close the websites "are dedicated to the violation."
A rather flexible term.

Critics say the law is too broad and could do with or relate to the file-sharing have to do.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a group that lobbies for civil rights,
COICA called a "censorship law."

On their website they write, is the function of this law in the Internet domain intervene
Name System (DNS), which turns the names of websites into IP addresses, can.
The law allows a blacklist of censored domains to create.
The Justice Department may require a court to confiscate any website if they believe
their violations as a "central" purpose,. Only this can even mean anything.

EFF believes that if this law for five years already were in force, then there might not
even Youtube. The "collateral damage" of the can be done is enormous.
There are already enough laws to shut down websites that violate laws, according to EFF.
But this new law gives the Attorney General the power to censor Web sites without a
court found them guilty of copyright infringement to have committed.

If you go for example to, it appears the warning message shown above.
Waleed A. GadElKareem, the torrent-finder operates from Egypt, said his side
was closed on Thursday without warning.
"My site hosts no torrents or links to them. As is true what is not.
"He said his server would be accessible again at a different address.

The Homelanddefence Ministery also took over the popular hip-hop side
that counts 150,000 members.
There also appears now only the warning of the ICE. The operators of the community site
say they adhere to the copyright and host not music files.
It is the users who post links to download sites, where there may be
copyright-protected material.

If enough links to shut down a site, is clearly a dangerous threshold has been exceeded.
That can then meet each operator. And then seize, a website,
without the prior possibility of appeal or a fair hearing is, should not behave as a law,
simply on an assertion or no suspicion.

But the U.S. is indeed no longer a rule of law, the Constitution is with Bush
ended up in the shredder. There since the Patriot Act fascism is introduced.
The interception and save all conversations and other communications of citizens,
the candling with porn scanner and paw of the passengers in the genital area at the
airports and treatment as criminals, the arbitrary kidnapping and
imprisonment without trial, deportation in secret prisons as to Guantanamo,
the torture of prisoners, and more of the normal state has become.

So always the beginning of more restrictions - later. First will be "reasonable"
grounds because of copyright protection, and then extended slowly with salami tactics
to other areas. To ensure that all police state legislation is justified and excused,
it's only going to our protection.
We need to be protected by only one, himself of this police state.

Research + translation to the best of my knowledge...

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 12:22 pm
Wonder if this will block wikileaks new release of records. People in gvmt are wetting their pants over this anticipated disclosure of their real attitudes etc. against foreign dignitaries. It is supposed to be released today, but so far I cannot open their site. Likely huge demand or - - - blocked???

ChanTlalok Rain C (363)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 12:36 pm
thanx PinkMindy, Big Brother/The Great White Father knows how to screw with intelligent people, soon he'll just get rid of the intelligent ones when the clones take over.

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 12:43 pm
You might want to check this site out as it is a server which has anonymous and non censored access. I am not a computer geek really but I found this by linking a couple times from the article referenced here.
Wikileaks may reconfigure their address. The information said to save their IPP address and you can find it later under their new address if it comes to that.
Anyone feel like a frog in water that is getting warmer??

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 12:49 pm
Oh F------, Wikileaks is under a denial of service. They are blocking the "sensitive information" that shows the people in our government for whom they are. Red alert, Red alert, Red alert.
We are under attack. Freedom of speech is been denied via U.S. gvmt to world wide web. Other countries, and internet users are going to go berserk.

. (0)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 2:54 pm
Are any of your websites on the list? Any that you frequented? Mine aren't or weren't. The government is being very open about which sites are being added. Voice your opinion if your objection is for a specific site. Otherwise, without cause for objecting, be glad that our government is looking out for us. We are on the verge of loosing this country. When I die I will take the Spirit of the United States with me. Never, in all the things I have voiced verbally, online, on paper or in verse, has the US Government criticized or reprimanded me and I am very outspoken on certain things about my country. I love my United States and I want to survive and see her flourish again.

Lin Penrose (92)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 3:00 pm
Noted, thanks Pink Mindy. Care2 service had problems, so I couldn't submit my comment at 1:05 P.M. Pacific, tried several times, then printed out to write & submit this: "I only know enough about it to be frightened of America's future. Not only this situation, but many others that are happening quickly together, though not directly related." When reading the comments before writing & Care2's problem, I noticed one commentator who had a badge as avatar, he said something like "Noted, with interest". I do not see his comment here nor did it print out earlier. The badge looked very similar to the badge in the center of heading of this article. Perhaps I am imagining things and freaking out with the "Big Brother is watching" stuff.

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 3:33 pm
Noted, thanks.

Kathleen B (272)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 3:59 pm
Very scary.

Jae A (316)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 6:07 pm
Sarah M, so please lets not go down that path as to why some love it enough to question it, I love this country as much as anyone and yes there are other list.
That being said here is my post from another thread about this,as this is only the begining:

"They started with what would probably be a palletable 'target' for many people. That is a simple way of getting people use to the idea of their doing anything in the first place. They will then pick their next target..probably in the name of 'save the children' . From there it's on to the smaller/entrepreneus Internet businesses for some cooked up reason or by pricing them out of the market for a site and bye bye competition/infomation/free or low cost entertainment as well as contact with the rest of the world in general...By then they will have come for your favorite sites...including this one. It will be.............Shop til ya drop within the limited U.S. internet sites ...and that will be the sole purpose for having a P.C. for Internet use. That is why they should be stopped/punished now for not following the rules, even if something illegal was in the mix. We should be rasing all hell and refusing to let them have a Homeland Security Vigilante Department. . A court order and 'transparency' of all actions from that moment on. Anything short of that..not acceptable by the people.

Hitler did have a HomeLand Security department also, which struck me as ..'.woe !'... when Bush announced his. Hitler also had a'Patriot Act' . Same names and no doubt for the same purposes as those of ..well ya know, the Nazi Fascist fellow I just mentioned. Juuussss say'n.

"Same type of rethoric also as this wingnut is spouting...while holding a gun in one hand,a bible in the other.. all wrapped in the American flag...hummm..that sounds like a familar warning also, me thinketh.

Oh well hate and fear over the economy and our freedoms ,,so say the 'rightwing/Neocons'..

What's that you say...'the writing on the wall.."

Kris B (136)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 7:59 pm
It seems the US is becoming a police state.

Carol D (346)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 8:29 pm
Noted! Thanks!

Sally Roach (3)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 10:38 pm
again wasting time and money that could be better spent on such things as sickness, hunger and homelessness. the greed continues.

Bruce Eyster (62)
Monday November 29, 2010, 1:58 am
Yeah I got it , already .
Noted With Thanks .

Bon L (0)
Monday November 29, 2010, 5:27 am
Thanks for the info.

Jess M. (0)
Monday November 29, 2010, 10:11 am
This isn't about "greed." Think about all the indie content creators whose work is being stolen. Don't these folks have a right to earn a living from their work. Take a moment and look behind the "big businesses" that you so readily condemn and realize a lot of folks earn their livings working on content creation via work for film studios, etc.

Take a look at the credits for a film, studio or indie and you will notice there are generally hundreds of folks listed. Those all people who aren't rich and who depend on this work to put food on their table. Why should their jobs not be considered important.

None of you would likely protest if a warehouse full of counterfeit, black-market goods were seized. Let's face it, the black market has moved online (like it's legit counterparts).

Content creators from all walks of life now routinely have their stuff ripped off and posted online. Also, what makes it more galling is the fact that others actually make money off these creations. Pirate websites make money by posting advertising, charging for accelerated downloads, etc. Don't shed any tears for these guys. We are not talking about "free speech." We are talking about theft. You wouldn't defend it if it were happening in the brick and mortar world...

Ian MacLeod (79)
Monday November 29, 2010, 1:14 pm
That's all true, Jess, but this isn't the way to handle it! BMI and ASCAP, for instance, have inspectors who check places using canned music or otherwise playing copyrighted music in their establishments, and they're served notice that they owe for the use of the music. THEN legal action is taken - by private business, not the government! This is, as others have noted, simply the beginning. Shortly, anyplace that posts magazine articles will be vulnerable to government attacks for copyright infringement along with people who have copies of articles of parts of books, etc on their computers. DHS has NO business sticking their noses in! This has NOTHING to do with "national security". In fact, I'd bet that if we don't raise a real ruckus about this, we'll see people who are known to post copies of articles on websites will find DHS at their doors eventually, demanding to search their computers for "illegally copied material." Especially people who disagree with the government! Notice that this law or the lack of it made no difference whatsoever.



Richelle R (62)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 2:38 pm
Homeland security still doesn't make me feel safe. What about the families that live in our neighborhood with all kinds of weapons? They're not muslem so they're free to have what they want.
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