engine - 11:14 am on Nov 29, 2010 (gmt 0)
U.S. Authorities Shut Down File Sharing Sites [bbc.co.uk]
More than 70 sites alleged to be selling counterfeit goods or offering pirated content have been shut down by the US government.
The action was taken by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, part of the US Department of Homeland Security.
Domains seized included a BitTorrent search engine, music download sites and shops selling fake designer clothing.
Many of the sites who lost their domains have continued trading via alternative addresses.