"Without any need for COICA, ICE has just seized the domain of a BitTorrent meta-search engine.
While complex, itâ€™s still possible for U.S. authorities and copyright groups to point at a fully-fledged BitTorrent site with a tracker and say â€œthatâ€™s an infringing site.â€ When one looks at a site which hosts torrents but operates no tracker, the finger pointing becomes quite a bit more difficult.
When a site has no tracker, carries no torrents, lists no copyright works unless someone searches for them and responds just like Google , accusing it of infringement becomes somewhat of a minefield â€“ unless youâ€™re ICE Homeland Security Investigations that is.
This morning, visitors to the Torrent-Finder.com site are greeted with an ominous graphic which indicates that ICE have seized the siteâ€™s domain.
â€œMy domain has been seized without any previous complaint or notice from any court!â€ the exasperated owner of Torrent-Finder told TorrentFreak this morning.
â€œI firstly had DNS downtime. While I was contacting GoDaddy I noticed the DNS had changed. Godaddy had no idea what was going on and until now they do not understand the situation and they say it was totally from ICANN,â€ he explained.
Aside from the fact that domains are being seized seemingly at will, there is a very serious problem with the action against Torrent-Finder. Not only does the site not host or even link to any torrents whatsoever, it actually only returns searches through embedded iframes which display other sites that are not under the control of the Torrent-Finder owner."
I don't know about you, but the fact the U.S. Government, can shut your site down, when you HAVEN'T violated any laws (it's just a search engine) WITHOUT due process ... scares the hell out of me! 8O 8O 8O
We're already being told that the TSA can basically sexually assault you "in order to protect you" now Homeland Security (WTF HOMELAND SECURITY .... Were terrorist using this search engine?) can now shut down websites without notice.... i guess to protect us as well.
Get ready for more of your freedoms to be questioned i guess .... in order to protect you???!!!!?