In the latest case, upon returning from a conference in Europe by flying into Houston, Appelbaum again asked his detainers why he was being detained, and was once again not given a straight answer. He knows that there’s something on the screen that they pull up on their computers, but they refuse to provide him with any info. This time, they even went so far as to redefine detainment, telling him that he wasn’t being detained, but that he just couldn’t go until they were done with him. Perhaps he should send Homeland Security a copy of a dictionary with the definition of “detained” highlighted. — ICE Redefines Detainment For Wikileaks Helper: You’re Not Being Detained, You Just Can’t Leave | Techdirt - these are the rights people are giving up but generally have no idea. I really hope people can awaken to that this is a big bipartisan political issue.
criminal copyright infringement — Feds’ Campaign Against Pirate Websites Leads To An Arrest | paidContent - what the fuck is this? There is no criminal statute for copyright infringement. Lawyers?
So, it’s finally come clean and admitted they seized all of mooo.com, despite the vast majority of it being legal. — ICE Finally Admits It Totally Screwed Up; Next Time, Perhaps It’ll Try Due Process | Techdirt - Yup, ICE doesn’t want to admit that they’ve broken the law bigtime. All of these domain seizures are blatantly illegal.
As for due process, Barnett apparently doesn’t care, and pretends that due process is basically ICE says you’re guilty, so you are: — Homeland Security Admits That It’s The Private Police Force Of The Entertainment Industry | Techdirt - your taxpayer dollars at work, folks. This is why IP abuse is such a big deal.
The farther prosecutors push the forfeiture statute, the bigger the risk that courts or Congress will someday step in to pull them back. — Homeland Security’s Domain Name Seizure May Stretch The Law Past The Breaking Point | Techdirt - lastly, this. Basically domain name seizure and server seizure are about to be hit back by the legal system, bigtime.