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+ - Torrent Site Seized by US Government->

Submitted by Das Auge
Das Auge (597142) writes "Without waiting for the COICA legislation to pass, the US government has seized, apparently without prior warning, the torrent site onsmash.com. This action was a part of group of seizures whose focus appears to be mostly on counterfeit goods. ICE has confirmed the reports, “ICE office of Homeland Security Investigations executed court-ordered seizure warrants against a number of domain names. As this is an ongoing investigation, there are no additional details available at this time.”

I surmise that this is an attempt to lump copyright infringement with the actual theft of counterfeit products."

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