Feds Seized Hip-Hop Site for a Year, Waiting for Proof of Infringement

    Date04 May 2012
    CategoryGovernment
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    Federal authorities who seized a popular hip-hop music site based on assertions from the Recording Industry Association of America that it was linking to four The Los Angeles federal court records, which were unsealed Wednesday at the joint request of Wired, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the First Amendment Coalition, highlight a secret government process in which a judge granted the government repeated time extensions to build a civil or criminal case against Dajaz1.com, one of about 750 domains the government has seized in the last two years in a program known as Operation in Our Sites.
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