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US DOJ drops charges against two seized websites

angry tapir (1463043) writes | about 2 years ago

The Courts 2

angry tapir writes "The U.S. Department of Justice has dropped its case against two Spanish websites that stream sports events nearly 17 months after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized the sites and shut them down for alleged copyright violations. In a one-page brief to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of the district said his office had dropped the case against Rojadirecta.com and Rojadirecta.org. ICE seized the two sites on Jan. 31, 2011, and the DOJ asked the court to order that Puerto 80 Projects, the owner of the sites, forfeit the sites to the U.S. government."
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Nowai! (1)

TemplePilot (2035400) | about 2 years ago | (#41174563)

> Forfeit the sites to the U.S. government? > N E V E R ! Not in this world. Not in any country outside U.S.A. Not for anything. What, they going to go after cell phone or landline telephone numbers next? Your street name? Your house number? Not Happening.

Re:Nowai! (1)

AHuxley (892839) | about 2 years ago | (#41175255)

Fun US legal system. You can walk away, but whats next? Forfeit your home, car, boat, savings, passport, voting rights... legal standing to start business.
What can you now lose as you are "dropped" into legal limbo?
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