Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday August 05, 2011

Domain Seizures Do Not Violate Free Speech

I'm not sure why anyone thought using the freedom of speech defense was going to work here. If only there was a "freedom to stream other people copyrighted content" amendment.

A U.S. federal court has ruled that the domain seizure of sports streaming site Rojadirecta does not violate the First Amendment, and has refused to hand the domain back to its Spanish owner. The order stands in conflict with previous Supreme Court rulings and doesn’t deliver much hope to other website owners who operate under U.S. controlled domain names.