Note: See the Brazilian government’s announcement here.
The Department of Justice today announced the siege of six websites as part of ongoing efforts by the Department of Justice and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to combat copyright infringement.
According to court records, unsealed today, the U.S. court has obtained authorization to seize six domain names and pending forfeiture. Four of those domains – “Corourbanos.com,” “Corourbano.com,” “Pautamp3.com,” and “SIMP3.com” – were registered with a US-based registry, while two domains – “flowactivo.co” and ” Mp3Teca.ws “- were registered by a US-based domain registrar. According to court documents, the liability identified these six domains as they are used to distribute copyrighted material without the authorization of the copyrights. An Inquiry into Liability confirmed that copyrighted music content was present and available to stream or download on any of these six Web sites from the Eastern District of Virginia.
Capturing these six domains of government prevents third parties from streaming and downloading copyrighted content from these sites. Individuals who visit these pages now will see a message indicating that the site has been seized by the federal government, and visitors will be redirected to another page for additional information.
The Siege of Domain Names was filed by Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. of the Criminal Division of the Justice Department, U.S. Attorney Jessica D. Aber for the Eastern District of Virginia and Acting Special Agent in Charge Derek W. Gordon of HSI announced. Washington, D.C.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura D. Withers in these matters.
Operation 404.4 is the result of collaborative efforts between the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia; the Government of Brazil Ministry of Justice and Public Security Cyber Laboratory; many Brazilian state police forces; HSI Washington, D.C .; HSI Attaché Brasilia, Brazil; the Department of Justice International Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Adviser and Agent in São Paulo, the Criminal Division Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section and Office of Overseas Prosecutor Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT); the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center; the UK Intellectual Property Office; and the City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit.
Why was Weleakinfo seized?
Both weleakinfo.to and weleakinfo.com claim to offer users who have subscribed to their services the ability to “check and obtain the personal information obtained illegally and over 10,000 data breaches”, according to the language used in the press releases for both is used. To see also : Former US military pilot admits to acting as China’s paid agent and lying on national security forms. The varicose veins.
What happens when you visit a seized website? By executing the arrest warrant, the seized domain name – weleakinfo.com – is now in the custody of the federal government, effectively suspending the operation of the website. Visitors to the site will now find a seizure banner informing them that the domain name has been seized by the federal authorities.
What does this domain has been seized mean?
To disable a website, the ICE receives a confirmation command from a magistrate who has ordered the registry operator of the website to transfer control of his domain name to ICE. Once the ICE has control over the domain name, it redirects the traffic to a new landing page, which indicates that the domain name of the website has been seized.
How does FBI seize domain?
If the domain name is registered in the United States, the government appeals to a magistrate to issue a confirmation order for the domain name. On the same subject : UMCH CASE: Lifestyle groups oppose Worthington’s attempt to dismiss it. With the guarantee, the title and rights of the domain name are transferred to the US Government.
How does the FBI take down a website? The FBI can use an IP address to find out where the physical servers are. If this is in the US, then they can simply go and grab these servers as evidence, or use a subpoena. If it’s outside the US, then it’s back to INTERPOL or Mutual Legal Assistance.
What does it mean when domain was seized?
To disable a website, the ICE receives a confirmation command from a magistrate who has ordered the registry operator of the website to transfer control of his domain name to ICE. On the same subject : A Quick Guide to Digital Real Estate Investments. Once the ICE has control over the domain name, it redirects the traffic to a new landing page, which indicates that the domain name of the website has been seized.
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