City Of London Police Cannot Seize Domains Just Because Hollywood Says The Websites Are Infringers

Techdirt- Last fall, we noted that the City of London Police, who had just set up a special "intellectual property crime unit" which appeared to be taking orders directly from Hollywood, had issued bizarre orders to registrars, based on no court order or ruling, that they hand over domain names to the police, point them to a splash page that advertised Hollywood-approved businesses, and block the transfer of those domains to anyone else. A bunch of registrars actually did this, despite the lack of a court order or ruling of any kind.

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SJIND2683d ago

I think copyright is literally worse than murder.