mojomike - 3:18 pm on Jul 5, 2011 (gmt 0)
Well this is old news from at least my perspective. I don't have the source link just yet. In 1998 or 2003, the TLD of .com and .net were assigned legal control to the Department of Commerce. and the legal fight from EFF ( or another group ) was to move the control to the UN or another governing neutral body. It never happened. Currently I don't know what/whom government body controls the TLDs
what you all need to do, if you have a worry about this is sort of thing is start with the following guild lines
this should help, the most important aspect of this is the DMCA registered agent and rules. Cost about 200ish per site ( they say 105, but some other cost may come ). This will slow them down.
The trick in understanding how the government works ( and my personal experience with dealings with the US Government) is understanding the rules, since everything is written with a way out if you did nothing wrong, or if in violation, how to correct the problem without liability.
I hope this bit of knowledge helps everyone in the community.
have a great day.