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[ NNSquad ] Federal Judge Orders Google, Facebook to Disappear Hundreds of Sites

Federal Judge Orders Google, Facebook to Disappear Hundreds of Sites

http://j.mp/vmYLTc  (Wired)

   "After a series of one-sided hearings, luxury goods maker Chanel has
    won recent court orders against hundreds of websites trafficking in
    counterfeit luxury goods. A federal judge in Nevada has agreed that
    Chanel can seize the domain names in question and transfer them all to
    US-based registrar GoDaddy. The judge also ordered "all Internet
    search engines" and "all social media websites"-explicitly naming
    Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Bing, Yahoo, and Google-to "de-index" the
    domain names and to remove them from any search results."

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The actual court order (PDF) is here:

http://j.mp/v1bpai  (Serving Notice)

Toward the end, it conveniently lists all of the affected domains,
many of which (when I semi-randomly surveyed a few minutes ago) were
still operational under those names.  And of course, even after the
domain names are pulled and their search results subjected to
government-ordered Newspeak obliteration, many will presumably
continue to operate based on their IP addresses, which busy sites all
over the world are presumably archiving right now for future use.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com 
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
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