American authorities have spooked some torrent site owners to take the path of least resistence.
This from TorrentFreak:
The Internet’s second biggest BitTorrent site is dumping its .COM domain. In an apparent response to the US Government’s Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement recent seizures of domain names, the site moved to a new home. Despite being only a meta-search engine, Torrentz.com appears to be taking no chances with an immediate .EU domain migration.
…But its not just BitTorrent sites that are affected by this environment of uncertainty. With the seizing of the domains of several hip-hop sites – RapGodFathers.com, RMX4U.com, Dajaz1.com, and OnSmash.com – that community is also worried for its future. (more here)
This futile effort by corporations masked as government bodies will have some effect but not a lasting one. Torrents and pirating will continue. Free music will make everyone more wealthy, artists and fans. It’s inevitable. The future is here, hopefully heavy handed authorities will realize that soon.
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