UK Registrars Can't Hold 'Pirate' Domains Hostage Without Court Order
Posted in: Domain Names at 11/01/2014 20:45
As part of a collaboration between City of London Police and the entertainment industries, last year several file-sharing related sites had their domains seized by their registrar. Now, a prolonged process initiated by registrar EasyDNS has come to a conclusion, one which found that site domains cannot be seized on the simple say-so of the police or copyright holders.
Prompted by Hollywood and the major recording labels, during October 2013 the Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) of City of London Police embarked on a new approach to take allegedly-infringing sites offline.