Court records unsealed for dajaz1.com seizure, reveal that US Customs operated as hired thugs for the RIAA

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11 Responses to “Court records unsealed for dajaz1.com seizure, reveal that US Customs operated as hired thugs for the RIAA”

  1. Mel says:

    Any chance you can mention that the site is back up and operating?

  2. weatherman says:

    This whole action was an absurd abuse of power. Rules for property seizure in this country have really gone off the rails. It’s bad enough that the site could be “imprisoned” without any investigation or substantial finding of wrongdoing, but the fact that this touches on the first amendment makes it a much more serious issue. It’s good to see that digaz1 is back online, but I hope that someone can take up this cause and actually change the law or policy (and get some compensation for Mel). That reminds me; time to donate to the EFF.

  3. Guest says:

    I sure hope that nice man that ran ICE isn’t somehow involved. 

    http://boingboing.net/2012/05/03/immigration-and-customs-enforc.html

  4. That_Anonymous_Coward says:

    So maybe the take down of Mega was just v2.0 of this tactic?
    The indictment there had estimated losses provided by the lobbyists who couldn’t figure out if the material their members send to dajaz1  was infringing or not.

  5. And keep in mind that ICE was just in the spotlight about one of its director being involved in a massive fraud.

     http://boingboing.net/2012/05/03/immigration-and-customs-enforc.html

  6. Melted Crayons says:

    “…ICE, and its attorneys, are effectively acting as the hired gun of the content industry at taxpayers’ expense.”

    Again, an example of our government serving big corporations and big money rather than the living breathing citizens who vote and pay taxes.

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