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10:26 pm on Mar 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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A site seized because it facilitated piracy was up and running again just days after the DOJ shut it down.

ISOnews members were actually discussing the case online in a discussion thread reached through the ISONews site while the DOJ members were confident and cocky about shutting down the site.

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I think this is a perfect illustration of the difficulties the government will have when they try to further regulate the web. It also points out the government's inability to deal with technology in a realistic fashion or worse, that the government is truly clueless about how the web works and in typical fashion, refuses to admit it.

Given that the ISOnews members were never really without a site, how many mirrors do you think have now been created? :)

5:52 am on Mar 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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But they did get the domain name - that's all the counts isn't it? ;-)
6:21 am on Mar 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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A public Internet site that offered information on the underground software piracy scene was back online

webmasterworld would still be webmasterworld regardless of the domain name. It's the flow of information that makes webmasterworld what it is. It's the free flow of information that counts.

It's a weird world...

10:58 am on Mar 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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And I also see that that big FBI raid on child porn is mostly being thrown out of court for many of the same reasons - ie., being totally clueless. Although I think in the FBI case it was a matter of expecting the judges to be totally clueless - and they were not.

FROM CNET NEWS.COM

Judges: FBI's child-porn search illegal
U.S. District Court judges throw out warrants used in the FBI's much-vaunted Candyman case, saying that an agent misled magistrates to obtain the right to search homes.


U.S. District Court judges this week threw out warrants used in the FBI's breakup of the Candyman online child-porn group, saying that the agency misled magistrates to obtain the right to search homes.
In a Thursday ruling in the Eastern District of Missouri, Judge Catherine D. Perry found that recent evidence had shown that "false information was recklessly included in the search warrant application," leading her to overturn a previous decision and throw out the evidence the government gained from the search.

A New York judge ruled similarly.

"The law enforcement agents acted recklessly in submitting an affidavit that contained the false information that all Candyman members automatically received all e-mails, including e-mails that forwarded images of child pornography, for the agents had serious doubt as to the truth of the statements,"