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[Music News] Govt. Shuts Down Music Web Sites

According to an article in the New York Times, the web addresses of several web sites that allow illegal file-sharing were seized on November 26th  by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a division of the Department of Homeland Security. Torrent Sites Banned If you go to the URL of any of those sites (including torrent-finder.com, onmash.com, rapgodfathers.com, and dajaz1.com) you will receive a message from the government saying "This domain name has been seized by ICE — Homeland Security Investigations, pursuant to a seizure warrant issued by a United States District Court." This is an ongoing investigation, so more sites will undoubtedly be shut down.  But, already new torrent sites have been created to combat the shutdowns. These shut downs were the result of newly passed legislation According to the NY Times, "The new seizures also come as a new bill, the Combating Online Infringements and Counterfeits Act, is making its way through Congress. The bill, which was approved by a Senate committee last week, would allow the government to shut down sites that are 'dedicated to infringing activities.'" Critiques: Many people are angry and feel that the law is too broad the Electronic Frontier Foundation says it's an "Internet censorship bill."
The new seizures also come as a new bill, the Combating Online Infringements and Counterfeits Act, is making its way through Congress. The bill, which was approved by a Senate committee last week, would allow the government to shut down sites that are “dedicated to infringing activities.”


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More fascism from ameriKKKa. "Were on a road to nowhere" Brought to you by the ignorant voters of the new corporatocracy
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