United States Department of Homelands Security Goes on Domain-Seizing Rampage

The United States Department of Homelands Security has implemented another round of domain name seizures targeting sites accused of copyright infringements.

Thinq_ reports that sites including Re1ease.net and WatchNewFilms.com, despite never hosting copyrighted materials themselves, have been excommunicated from the Internet for providing links to dodgy movie downloads.

Ironically, the file sharing sites which hosted the actual files in question, including Veoh.com and MegaVideo.com, were left untouched by the action and are very much still up and running.

Other sites which were taken down, including DVDCollectionSale.com, DVDsCollection.com, DVDSetsOnline.com, and NewStyleRolex.com were allegedly directly involved in the sale of physical counterfeit goods like fake DVDs and moody watches.

The last time USDHS went on a domain-busting mission it accidentally killed off 84,000 innocent web sites having wrongly accused them of harbouring kiddie porn.