[Wikimedia-l] Techdirt: Apparently All That Stuff About Needing SOPA To Go After Foreign Sites Was Bogus

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Tue Nov 27 21:21:47 UTC 2012

On 27/11/2012 20:26, David Gerard wrote:
> https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20121126/17190821152/apparently-all-that-stuff-about-needing-sopa-to-go-after-foreign-sites-was-bogus.shtml
> "Tim covered the story of ICE doing its annual censorship binge in
> seizing domain names without adversarial hearings (as we still believe
> is required under the law). However, there were a couple of additional
> points worthy of a followup. First off, if you remember, one of the
> key reasons why we were told SOPA was needed was that for all of ICE's
> previous domain takedowns it was "impossible" for it to take down
> foreign domains. Except... as ICE's own announcement here shows that
> was completely untrue. It seems to have had no difficulty finding
> willing law enforcement partners around the globe to seize websites
> without any due process [...]  Apparently it's possible for ICE to
> censor those sites if it actually does a little work and calls up its
> law enforcement pals."

Techdirt, and its commentards, are as usual is full of crap. Taking down 
an OZ, or EU based site is one thing. Taking down some .cn or .ru 
another thing all together.

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