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Post by Pedro-NF » 04 Feb 2012, 14:54

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US seizes 307 domains under CIVIL (not criminal) law

The seizure was conducted under U.S. civil law, not criminal law. That means the affected parties need to prove that the internet domains were not engaging in illegal activity to get them back — an ugly mirror image of the country's usual "innocent until proven guilty" right.


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Post by Pedro-NF » 05 Feb 2012, 12:22

The Pirate Bay has started redirecting accesses to its main domain thepiratebay.org to the Swedish country code domain thepiratebay.se, already anticipating future actions by the self-appointed police of the Internet and the world, the USA, which currently, for technical reasons only, has the power to seize (confiscate) .com, .net and .org domains, even when they belong to people, groups or companies from other countries.

For a long time I've hosted all my sites in Germany to be safer from this type of action by both Brazil and the declining empire of the North (has it ever risen?), currently falling faster than the WTC towers. Now I am going to register .de and .eu domains for them and use these as the main domains until the international community shows the USA its place, hopefully before it turns more countries into the democratic farce that it has become, spitting on its own beautiful Constitution, or even finally manages to blow up the whole planet.

This is the official position of the [>NF<] Server on the issue of the USA seizing (confiscating) top level internet domains (.com, .net, .org, etc.) belonging to people, groups or companies outside its jurisdiction (= from other countries). If you disagree with it, DO NOT play on the [>NF<] Server, or if you do, keep your mouth SHUT, or YOU WILL BE BANNED.

To better understand the current situation of the Internet's top level domains (mainly .com, .net and .org), here are a few excerpts from the ICANN entry on Wikipedia:

"In the Memorandum of Understanding that set up the relationship between ICANN and the U.S. government, ICANN was given a mandate requiring that it operate "in a bottom up, consensus driven, democratic manner." However, the attempts that ICANN have made to set up an organizational structure that would allow wide input from the global Internet community did not produce results amenable to the current Board. As a result, the At-Large constituency and direct election of board members by the global Internet community were soon abandoned."

"Resolutions of the ICANN Board, preliminary reports, and minutes of the meetings, are published on the ICANN website, sometimes in real time. However there are criticisms from ICANN constituencies including the Noncommercial Users Constituency (NCUC) and the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) that there is not enough public disclosure and that too many discussions and decisions take place out of sight of the public."

"In the early 2000s, there had been speculation that the United Nations might signal a takeover of ICANN,[11] followed by a negative reaction from the US government[8] and worries about a division of the Internet[12] the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunisia in November 2005 agreed not to get involved in the day-to-day and technical operations of ICANN. However it also agreed to set up an international Internet Governance Forum, with a consultative role on the future governance of the Internet."

"A member of the European Parliament, William Newton-Dunn, has recently been addressing questions to the European Commission, which asks whether ICANN is engaging in restraint of European free trade laws by imposing restrictions on who can operate a TLD and sell domain names.[14] Some restrictions are considered insurmountable by many small business owners and individuals, such as the perhaps partially refundable $185,000 application fee."
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Post by claybird » 05 Feb 2012, 15:41

this seizing business needs to end. I'm sure most of you have found this list already but in case you haven't. All 16 streaming websites are listed here...http://torrentfreak.com/feds-arrest-str ... tor120202/ thank you Pedro for informing the community.

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Post by Pedro-NF » 19 Feb 2012, 17:26

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TPB: The Delusional Recording Industry Must Be Stopped

The Pirate Bay switches domains. The RIAA basically calls them crooks. The Pirate Bay responds, saying they must be stopped. It's your Saturday afternoon dose of drama without the cheesy daytime actors.
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Post by Pedro-NF » 22 Nov 2012, 18:05

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U.S. Bill Will Allow Feds to Read Your E-mail Without Warrants

Original bill was intended to increase Americans' e-mail privacy.
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Post by Pedro-NF » 02 May 2013, 02:04

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Pirate Bay Sails to the Caribbean with New Domain

So that would make them the Pirates of the Caribbean, right?

The Pirate Bay Moves to .SX as Prosecutor Files Motion to Seize Domains

Swedish authorities have filed a motion at the District Court of Stockholm on behalf of the entertainment industries, demanding the seizure of two Pirate Bay domain names. In addition to the Swedish-based .se domain the motion also includes the new Icelandic .is TLD. In a rapid response, The Pirate Bay has just switched to a fresh domain, ThePirateBay.sx, registered in the northeastern Caribbean island of Sint Maarten.
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Post by Pedro-NF » 01 Jun 2013, 22:04

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Google ordered to hand private customer data over to FBI investigators

Judge who earlier ruled National Security Letters unconstitutional orders Google to nonetheless comply with them.
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Post by Pedro-NF » 02 Jun 2013, 23:06

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Aaron Swartz: hacker, genius… martyr?

Aaron Swartz was a tech whiz-kid and political activist devoted to a free and open internet. When he hacked a website to 'liberate' data, US authorities responded fiercely. He faced a fine of up to $1m and 35 years in jail. Then he took his own life. Here, his former girlfriend talks about the circumstances of his death.
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Post by Pedro-NF » 06 Jun 2013, 06:53

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Verizon order: NSA collecting phone records of millions of Americans daily

Top secret court order requiring Verizon to hand over all call data shows scale of domestic surveillance under Obama.
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Obama orders US to draw up overseas target list for cyber-attacks

Top-secret directive steps up offensive cyber capabilities to 'advance US objectives around the world'.
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Post by Pedro-NF » 09 Jun 2013, 05:36

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Boundless Informant: the NSA's secret tool to track global surveillance data

Revealed: The NSA's powerful tool for cataloguing data – including figures on US collection.
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Facebook and Google insist they did not know of Prism surveillance program

Larry Page and Mark Zuckerberg sharply deny knowledge of Prism until Thursday even as Obama confirms program's existence.
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NSA surveillance: lawmakers urge disclosure as Obama 'welcomes' debate

Ron Wyden – who for years sought disclosure of surveillance practices – says president should assure Americans of privacy.
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Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations

The 29-year-old source behind the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA's history explains his motives, his uncertain future and why he never intended on hiding in the shadows.

Edward Snowden: the whistleblower answers the essential questions on the biggest leak in NSA history

Source for the Guardian's NSA files on why he carried out the biggest intelligence leak in a generation – and what comes next.
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Edward Snowden: Republicans call for NSA whistleblower to be extradited

Politicians denounce whistleblower's actions while civil libertarians hail him as a courageous hero.
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Obama pressured over NSA snooping as US senator denounces 'act of treason'

Information chiefs worldwide sound alarm while US senator Dianne Feinstein orders NSA to review monitoring program.

World leaders seek answers on US collection of communication data

Data protection chiefs and analysts in EU, Pakistan, South Africa and Canada express concerns at revelations in leaks.

US lawmakers call for review of Patriot Act after NSA surveillance revelations

White House insists it welcomes 'appropriate debate' after Republican leadership questions implementation of security act.
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NSA surveillance: anger mounts in Congress at 'spying on Americans'

After a closed-door briefing of the House of Representatives, lawmakers call for a review of the Patriot Act.

Europe warns US: you must respect the privacy of our citizens

EU officials demand answers on what data snooping programmes entail and whether they breach human rights.
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Post by Pedro-NF » 17 Jun 2013, 05:29

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GCHQ intercepted foreign politicians' communications at G20 summits

Exclusive: phones were monitored and fake internet cafes set up to gather information from allies in London in 2009.

UK intelligence agencies planned to spy on Commonwealth summit delegates

Top-secret document, prepared by GCHQ, contained proposals to target Commonwealth allies at heads of government summit.
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Post by Pedro-NF » 19 Jun 2013, 11:39

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NSA surveillance is an attack on American citizens, says Noam Chomsky

Governments will use whatever technology is available to combat their primary enemy – their own population, says critic.
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