[Web4lib] [Publib] Seizure of Domains by DHS

Thomas Edelblute TEdelblute at anaheim.net
Mon Nov 29 15:42:05 EST 2010

Here is something else along those lines.


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From: web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org [mailto:web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org] On Behalf Of Diedre Conkling
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 2010 1:34 AM
To: web4lib at webjunction.org; publib at webjunction.org
Subject: Re: [Web4lib] [Publib] Seizure of Domains by DHS

This was being talked about in several places on Friday.  I first say this
article on Mashable:
I wonder why a warrant or some warning is not needed on the Internet when it
is required for everything else that is not an emergency situation.

On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 2:22 PM, Robert L. Balliot <
rballiot at oceanstatelibrarian.com> wrote:

> I read where the Department of Homeland Security was seizing domain names
> that are allegedly engaged in nefariously activities such as copyright
> infringement. Your patrons / employees / researchers may come across these
> seized sites in the near future and get a warning.
> One of the sites affected is :  http://borntrade.com
> Clicking on the link leads to a graphic warning by DOJ and DHS.
> Traffic to the site is being monitored by Google Analytics:
>  var _gaq = _gaq || [];
>  _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-19806388-1']);
>  _gaq.push(['_setDomainName', 'none']);
>  _gaq.push(['_setAllowLinker', false]);
>  _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']);
>  (function() {
>    var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript';
> ga.async = true;
>    ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' :
> 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js';
>    var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];
> s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
>  })();
> I like the tracking ability of Google Analytics. But, it seems to me that
> something as sensitive as monitoring traffic where illegal activities may
> be
> involved should be an internal system managed by DHS or DOJ rather than a
> corporate tracking service.
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