Following on the heels of this week’s domain seizure of a large hiphop file-sharing links forum, it’s clear today that the U.S. Government has been very busy. Without any need for COICA, ICE has just seized the domain of a BitTorrent meta-search engine along with those belonging to other music linking sites and several others which appear to be connected to physical counterfeit goods.
They (The government) are shutting down websites across the internet. This is always how it begins. It was around 73 websites in total, but it was done without any warning, and without a court order. This is how a society get's shut down, then they can target anyone that they want to without any real reason, while sites such as facebook, google, youtube, get off scott free, while doing the exact same thing many of these sites were shut down for doing.
First they came for the torrent sites, I did not say anything cause I was not a torrent site.
Then they came for the file sharing sites. I did not say anything cause I was not a file sharing site.
Then they came for the sites that sold knock off items, but I did not sell knock off items.
Then they came for the sites that linked to torrent & illegal download sites. Again I did not say anything. I remained silent.
Then they came for my sites. Do not let history repete itself. Stop this now before it's too late.
They came first for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for me
and by that time no one was left to speak up.
Those who fail to learn from history are destined to repeate it.
George Santayana / Edmund Burke