Marshall - 4:48 pm on Mar 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
I can fully understand the rationale of seizing domains that are engaged in illegal activity, and honestly, I do not have a problem with it. However, as with any other such authority, you have to question the oversight. The government is using a statute that allows the seizure of assets used in illegal activity (an extension of the war on drugs) and presumably needs a court order to implement the seizure. And while the legal system is not perfect, one does need to present a prima facia probable cause to the courts. In other words, it is not just some arbitrary action.