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U.S. Authorities Shut Down WordPress Host With 73,000 Blogs
07-17-2010, 02:35 AM,
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U.S. Authorities Shut Down WordPress Host With 73,000 Blogs
73,000+ blogs have been completely shut down over a mere seven targeted sites. Clearly, this is so that they can claim a huge number in their crackdown propaganda.

U.S. Authorities Shut Down WordPress Host With 73,000 Blogs
by enigmax July 16, 2010
http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-authorities-shut-down-wordpress-host-with-73000-blogs-100716/

After the U.S. Government took action against several sites connected to movie streaming recently, nerves are jangling over the possibility that this is just the beginning of a wider crackdown. Now it appears that a free blogging platform has been taken down by its hosting provider on orders from the U.S. authorities on grounds of “a history of abuse”. More than 73,000 blogs are out of action as a result.

Hot on the heels of recent threats from Vice President Joe Biden and Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel directed at sites offering unauthorized movies and music, last month U.S. authorities targeted several sites they claimed were connected to the streaming of infringing video material.

‘Operation In Our Sites‘ targeted several sites including TVShack.net, Movies-Links.TV, FilesPump.com, Now-Movies.com, PlanetMoviez.com, ThePirateCity.org, ZML.com, NinjaVideo.net and NinjaThis.net. In almost unprecedented action, the domain names of 7 sites were seized and indications are that others – The Pirate Bay and MegaUpload – narrowly avoided the same fate.

Fears remain, however, that this action is only the beginning, and that more sites will be targeted as the months roll on. Indeed, TorrentFreak has already received information that other sites, so far unnamed in the media, are being monitored by the authorities on copyright grounds.

Now, according to the owner of a free WordPress platform which hosts more than 73,000 blogs, his network of sites has been completely shut down on the orders of the authorities.

Full story:

http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-authorities-shut-down-wordpress-host-with-73000-blogs-100716/
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U.S. Authorities Shut Down WordPress Host With 73,000 Blogs - dicktater - 07-17-2010, 02:35 AM

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