Tag Archives: U.S. Government

Welcome Back Otter

Sea otters victorious in decades-long struggle with U.S. government | The Sideshow – Yahoo! News.

I guess the Otters had better lawyers and activists.

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Super Bowl bust: U.S. government seizes 307 domains for violating NFL copyrights | Technology News Blog – Yahoo! News.

The seizure was conducted under U.S. civil law, not criminal law. That means the affected parties need to prove that the internet domains were not engaging in illegal activity to get them back — an ugly mirror image of the country’s usual “innocent until proven guilty” right. Many of the domains were not being operated by U.S. groups. Because they used U.S. domain suffixes .net, .com, and .org, however, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency was empowered to act.

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