The Department of Homeland Security seized at least eight website addresses over the weekend, bringing to 128 the number of domains confiscated as part of a government piracy crackdown.
The government is taking the sites with court approval, under the same civil seizure law the government invokes to seize brick-and-mortar drug houses, bank accounts and other property tied to illegal activity.
The sites seized are:
DHS’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency began seizing the domains last year in a program known as “Operation in Our Sites.”
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