[At-Large] U.S. seizure of .ORG domain name

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Thu Feb 3 06:57:14 UTC 2011

But under what law is linking i.e "contributory copyright
infringement" illegal? Anyone got a copy of any of these court orders?


> The 'problem' is that a due legal process was indeed followed here, and
> the registries got a notice from the court. As long as an organization
> is subject to the US law, which includes the ICANN, and there is no
> exception vis a vis any specific application of the law because of a
> higher level international commitment, which itself needs to first be
> imported into the US law, merely making a representation to the US gov
> against such a practice has little real meaning. The same court order
> could go to ICANN and the root server operator and they have no option
> but to comply. Any challenge to such a court order needs to be based on
> some clear legal provision and not on the general sentiment of the
> global Internet community.
> But, yes, writing to the US gov does highlight the problem involved and
> I think it should be done.
> Parminder

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