[At-Large] NYTimes : U.S. Shuts Down Web Sites in Piracy Crackdown

Franck Martin franck.martin at gmail.com
Fri Dec 3 18:55:24 UTC 2010


Not only Piracy sites, it seems...

Tho, it is the registrar that decided on its own to shaft wikileaks, while registrars have a hard time to do it for scam, spam, and other nastier domains....

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jorge Amodio" <jmamodio at gmail.com>
To: "At-Large Worldwide" <at-large at atlarge-lists.icann.org>
Sent: Thursday, 2 December, 2010 8:12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [At-Large] NYTimes : U.S. Shuts Down Web Sites in Piracy	Crackdown

> which raises a interesting scenario : many ccTLDs outsource the technical
> running of the ccTLD to third party registry operators, several of which are
> US based. Does the recent ICE seizures imply that
> ICE can issue a seizure warrant against a US based registry operator running
> a ccTLD and redirect a ccTLD to ICE's own servers without notifying the
> ccTLD or the ccTLD registrant?

IANAL but my understanding is that if you have any kind of biz
incorporated in the US, you are bound to the code and regulations of
the US for doing your biz, so my non educated answer would be: YES.

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