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Critics say feds, RIAA too closely linked in music site seizure

Records unsealed this week show the U.S. government couldn't produce evidence that Dajaz1.com violated copyright law even after a year, largely because authorities couldn't get it from music labels.

By May. 4, 2012


DHS abruptly abandons copyright seizure of hip-hop blog

U.S. government's high-profile attempt to shut down DaJaz1.com ends with Homeland Security abandoning the case, which it had tried to conduct in secret.

By Dec. 8, 2011


Atdhe.net moves after Homeland Security seizure

In advance of this Sunday's football game, federal officers armed with court-issued warrants seized the online domains for several sites that "provided illegal access to copyrighted telecasts." One is back up again.

By Feb. 4, 2011


Senate panel approves domain name seizure bill

Legislation allowing federal government to pull the plug on Web sites suspected of piracy advances after push from major content providers, despite warnings that it violates First Amendment.

By Nov. 18, 2010


Piracy domain seizure bill gains support

A proposed law allowing the government to pull the plug on Web sites accused of piracy has picked up a sizable political boost.

By Oct. 22, 2010


Computer science student challenges tech seizure

Boston College grad student questions the grounds of a warrant that allowed police to search his dorm room and seize his computers, iPod, cell phone, and other devices.

By Apr. 13, 2009


Mouse doubles as hand dryer, triples as seizure inducer

Aside from the weird fan inside that keeps your hand cool, this Japan-only mouse, sold by the folks at eSupply for approximately $21, also comes with a remote to type in messages that blink to life underneath the vents while you're not using it...

By Apr. 7, 2009


Homeland Security cuts off Dwolla bitcoin transfers

Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirms an "ongoing investigation" that led to Dwolla cutting off bitcoin transfers to Mt. Gox.

By May. 14, 2013


Silk Road is resurrected with a new Dread Pirate Roberts

Deja vu? A new online drug marketplace appears as Silk Road 2.0 with an operator using the same pseudonym as the original site's alleged operator.

By Nov. 6, 2013


Early-warning software could reduce false alarms of seizures

Closed-loop implantable devices can control seizures via small amounts of current, and new software could further fine-tune early detection, research shows.

By Apr. 4, 2012