The U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the Department of Homeland Security shut down 82 Internet sites on Cyber Monday. Federal law enforcement agents got court orders allowing them to seize the domain names after making undercover purchases from online retailers and confirming that the items sold were counterfeit or infringed on copyrights. Those sites were selling illegal copyrighted works, and counterfeit DVDs, software, and CDs. A list of the sites was published at http://www.ice.gov/doclib/news....._names.pdf
. Other sources are reporting that many of the sites that were shut down are up and operating again now under different domain names, showing the difficulty in policing the Internet.
News release - http://www.ice.gov/news/releas.....ington.htm
From NPR - http://www.npr.org/templates/s.....=131678432