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Monday, November 28, 2011

DOJ seizes 150 websites for selling "conterfeit goods"

Wonder when they'll seize the Federal Reserve site for counterfeiting money? These little exercises are no doubt a test for public tolerance of government meddling in the internet to see how much control they can take and how quickly they can accomplish it.


This seems to be aimed squarely at the agora. What defines a counterfeit good? One not registered, trademarked, or otherwise traded under the purview of the state.

I love their cute little logo, "Protection is our trademark."

By the way, so-called intellectual property is bull because it requires the initiation of force against peaceful parties in order to be upheld. Read Stephan Kinsella's excellent book: Against Intellectual Property for an in depth analysis. Or, watch his lecture on IP.

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