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03-01-2003, 11:38 PM #1
Breaking the law? Gov't to take your domain
Selling "drug paraphernalia"?
Attorney General John Ashcroft says the domain names for several sites allegedly set up to sell illegal "drug paraphernalia" would be pointed at servers located at the Drug Enforcement Administration he also stated domain names that were allegedly used to violate the law. It is against federal law in the U.S. to sell "drug paraphernalia" and hardware or software that infringes on intellectual property rights. Law enforcement officials intend to close shop on sites which violate copyright, trade patent or drug laws. According to government sources the U.S. Department of Justice was granted permission to do so until a trial can take place.
In one case involving copyright violation, after confiscating the accused domain a message was placed on the offending site which read...The domain and Web site were surrendered to U.S. law enforcement pursuant to a federal prosecution and felony plea agreement for conspiracy to violate criminal copyright laws.
03-02-2003, 06:42 AM #2
Its a lot more relaxed over here in the UK. We have shops in every town selling 'paraphernalia'.
We got a loophole, I think. They are 'Ornaments', if asked.
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03-02-2003, 11:41 AM #3
Atleast in Texas we have the same thing, there are several shops that sell large glass water pipes to enjoy our tobbacco with as well as sifters for small amounts of flour. However if a store went up next door offering BONGS they would be shut down.
03-02-2003, 12:16 PM #4
So, maybe they'll eventually get around to the bureaucrats and politicians masquerading as patriots to sell their pro-military-industrial-complex profiteering as national defense.