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    DHS demands firefox remove add-on that redirects seized domains

    The Department of Homeland Security has requested that Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox browser, remove an add-on that allows web surfers to access websites whose domain names were seized by the government for copyright infringement, Mozilla’s lawyer said Thursday.

    But Mozilla did not remove the MafiaaFire add-on, and instead has demanded the government explain why it should. Two weeks have passed, and the government has not responded to Mozilla’s questions, including whether the government considers the add-on unlawful and whether Mozilla is “legally obligated” to remove it. The DHS has also not provided the organization with a court order requiring its removal, the lawyer said.
    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/201...d-on-redirect/
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    Mozilla should tell them to go screw themselves.

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    Apparently, the idiots at DHS are not aware that MafiaaFire is open source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reagle View Post
    The Department of Homeland Security has requested that Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox browser, remove an add-on that allows web surfers to access websites whose domain names were seized by the government for copyright infringement, Mozilla’s lawyer said Thursday.

    But Mozilla did not remove the MafiaaFire add-on, and instead has demanded the government explain why it should. Two weeks have passed, and the government has not responded to Mozilla’s questions, including whether the government considers the add-on unlawful and whether Mozilla is “legally obligated” to remove it. The DHS has also not provided the organization with a court order requiring its removal, the lawyer said.
    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/201...d-on-redirect/
    Exactly how is copyright infringement a concern of the DHS?
    Does copyright infringement cause the homeland to be less secure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.3D View Post
    Exactly how is copyright infringement a concern of the DHS?
    Does copyright infringement cause the homeland to be less secure?
    I think the RIAA has been trying to connect filesharing with terrorism for years, and the copyright lobby is inordinately powerful. In any case, the DHS is simply proving that their mandate has more to do with government control of the populace than national security.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mini-Me View Post
    I think the RIAA has been trying to connect filesharing with terrorism for years, and the copyright lobby is inordinately powerful. In any case, the DHS is simply proving that their mandate has more to do with government control of the populace than national security.
    I agree with you on that one. It's all about control.

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    Good job Mozilla! Down with DHS!

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    nt
    Last edited by Live_Free_Or_Die; 05-13-2011 at 01:52 AM.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.3D View Post
    Does copyright infringement cause the homeland to be less secure?
    IDIOT! Of course it does. It does because they say it does. They are Government! All HAIL! They know what is best and have only our best interests in mind. They know better than we. They love and cherish us. They keep us safe. All HAIL!

    Seriously d00d, how can you think like this? They provide us with everything. Question nothing and leave it all up to them. They will lead us, their children, to the light.

    You are trying to think for yourself. Fool. Look where thinking for ourselves got the human race. This is a habit we must break just as so many of our brethren have.
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    Even if the owners of the sites that were taken down had a means to protect themselves, such as being able to appear in Court to prevent their sites being taken offline at the behest of DHS, I still would not trust their decisions. However as things stand now, the alleged websites dont even have the opportunity to protect themselves. Many of the websites that were taken offline simply do nothing more than embed videos from YouTube.

    The DHS has this idea in their heads that Freedom of Speech is NOT the same as Freedom to Listen. This is nothing more than Censorship. And who is pushing for this? Corporations that claim every bit of data out there as their own.

    Governments have the same choice as we the people do in regards to the protection of our Rights. They have the choice between what is Right, and what is Easy.
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