View Full Version : Illegal TV streamers, here's how the feds will hunt you down

03-03-2011, 10:39 PM
"When the US government decides to take down a website offering access to free TV streams over the Internet, it doesn't mess around. Newly unsealed court documents show that Brian McCarthy, the 32-year old alleged operator of Channelsurfing.net, got the complete treatment—investigators dug into his domain name registrar, his ISP, his Gmail account, his ad brokers, and the Texas driver's license database. They even sent a surveillance team to the Deer Park, Texas home where McCarthy lived with his parents.

McCarthy had his Channelsurfing.net domain name seized on February 1 as part of the controversial "In Our Sites" investigation from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). That program seizes domain names, often of foreign websites, without an adversarial hearing; special agents simply convince a federal judge that the domain should be seized, and it is. Domains are replaced with an ICE logo and explanation that they now belong to the US government.


Full story @ http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/03/illegal-tv-streamers-heres-how-the-feds-will-hunt-you-down.ars?utm_source=ronpaulforums.com

03-03-2011, 10:39 PM
They better not go after tvpc.com

03-09-2011, 02:20 PM
His downfall seems to have been using namecheap to register his domain name. Is there a way to anonymously register a domain name?

03-09-2011, 02:39 PM
Another useless government department that can be cut out of the budget.