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atdhe.net - domain seized by Homeland Security & DOJ

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Digital Doctor, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    The sports streaming website ATDHE.net has had its domain seized by ICE Homeland Security Investigations.
    A spokesperson from ICE confirmed that it was a legitimate seizure and that there is an ongoing investigation into the matter.
    According to a description on Mahalo, ATDHE "specializes particularly in live sports, but also features general programming from networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX. The website, although popular, has come under fire as to any copyright restrictions it may be violating in operating the service."
    More here.

    The video streaming site has resurfaced at: http://atdhe.me/

    It's great for watching sports at work :)
  2. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    I watched few Worldcup games from their site :p Streaming bandwith was very nice.
  3. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

  4. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    You don't have permission to access / on this server.
    Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
    Apache mod_fcgid/2.3.5 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/ Server at atdhe.me Port 80
    atdhe.me is down now.
  5. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    wow. This should scare off pirater, cyber mafias (yes, they exist), and other like-minded sites.
  6. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    that .me site was up a few hours ago. i checked after the first post, lot of links to video, etc
    Down so fast.
  7. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    Wow ... no trial or chance to state your case or anything, they just seize it and slap the "seized" graphic on there? I don't like that, I think there are too many ways that kind of power could be abused.
    Renada and Kier like this.
  8. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    But the government has that power. It happens to businesses, too. In fact, on new years day, a club that my family frequents is now closed because the law enforcement pressured the issue to the point where the local government said "okay, that's it, send a notice of closure."

    I don't know what happened that night, but I was told that the club has seen its craziest day there.

    If your site catches the eye of the federal-level government, as this case has - you can bet that they can and will close it. Theoretically, YOU can close a website on your own, provided that YOU own the property - such as trademark, copyright, patent, etc. All that's required is contacting the domain registrar, or hosting company. If they don't do it, you can go to court with that domain registrar, or hosting company, or straight up sue the person behind the site.
  9. Defqon

    Defqon Member

  10. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    'homeland security' sure seems to all-encompassing anymore.
  11. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    There was a screen printer in Gainesville, FL who was printing 'The Gators' logo on t-shirts illegally, well the short story is, he was being arrested for printing shirts without proper licensing from the University of Florida and the NCAA, they took all his inventory, his silk screens, all his artwork, his screen printing machines and hauled him off to jail, everything he owned was confiscated as it was all considered criminal tools by the lawman.

    Copyright law has always been one of the FBI's jobs to clean up, violating trademarks and copyrighted material has always been a Federal crime in the USA.
  12. Salty

    Salty Active Member

    Needs more Dubai servers.
  13. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    Offshore server does you no good if the domain is taken !!
  14. deadbydawn

    deadbydawn Member

    Yeah, the trick is becoming to not use ICANN controlled TLD's since they'll bow to US pressure.
  15. Robert F Schmitz

    Robert F Schmitz Well-Known Member

    Homeland Security is fast becoming the largest employer in the government. They are building new facilities throughout. What they have to do though with this issue is beyond me.
  16. Trent Gillespie

    Trent Gillespie Active Member

    An offshore server will work perfectly fine without a domain name, as it is merely only a shortcut the IP address.
  17. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    it will work just fine, other than the fact nobody will be able to find it.
  18. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    I don't know what happened but after I went to ATDHE.net, Chrome was rendered unusable. Each time I clicked on Chrome icon, I'd get command line window.
  19. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    anyone hear about what might have happened to atdhe.com ? .net ?
  20. Floris

    Floris Guest

    You know what, they could also NOT stream unauthorized content to people and commercially exploit it.

    That said, Homeland Security should gtfo. Illegal seizing of domains, so pathetically childish.

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