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Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in Intellectual Property, Internet |

America acts in Europe and seized 31 domains

America acts in Europe and seized 31 domains

During the past two years the United States, through Homeland Security, has been seizing that were under their jurisdiction, domain names related to counterfeiting or pages or links to streaming where shared files. Now, for the first time have carried out a large-scale operation of European domains . With the help of Europol, the U.S. has taken a first step that could be the start of numerous takedowns outside U.S. territory.

This is a new round of attacks related domains sellers of counterfeit products, the first action that could happen to the world of BitTorrent soon as it has happened in the United States.

These 24 months have served for many sites have sought alternatives in view of its domain (if it was under U.S. jurisdiction) could be confiscated without warning or due process. In other cases the site has moved outside the domain controlled by the U.S. as a precaution.

One example is The Pirate Bay , who moved his domain. was. The same has happened in other cases as Demonoid BitTorrent, Torrentz and KickassTorrents like various file hosting sites and streaming portals.

The general idea was that far if the domains that were outside the jurisdiction of the country, would be protected against possible demolition, which from Monday seems questionable.

announced earlier this week that it had carried out a new round of domain seizures. He did it for the first time in Europe, with the help of Europol and the European agencies under the Project called Transatlantic:

Recognizing the global nature of Internet crime, this year the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights associated with Europol, through its members, has executed coordinated attacks abroad for top level domains like. Eu,. Be,. dk,. fr,. ro and. uk. This effort is called Project Transatlantic and resulted in 31 seizures of domains.

Although authorities have not wanted this time to say who were the targets, according to TorrentFreak, and would be included. It is known that this first large-scale action in was for retailers of counterfeit products.

As mentioned, a first strike that could soon lead to the so-called “piracy” and the use of BitTorrent. The general idea of all providers of BitTorrent is that the arrival of ICE Europe is a warning that indicates no secure domain name in the current digital map.

Still, the majority explained that be the case, could quickly return to operating under a different domain as has happened with The Pirate Bay.

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