The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have seized the domain of the hugely popular sports streaming and P2P download site Rojadirecta. The site, which's one of the most visited sites on the Internet, lost its .org domain which now redirects to a notice from DOJ/ICE. Rojadirecta is an unusual target because two courts in Spain have ruled that the site operates legally, and other than the .org domain the site has no links to the US.
The site links to broadcasts of many popular soccer matches plus other sporting events including NBA, MLB, NFL, NPB, IPL.
Also, seized the domains: ATDHE.net, ChannelSurfing.net, firstrow.net, and ilemi.com earlier today. If you go to ATDHE.net, you'll be shown a statement from ICE about why they took down the domain with mention of their legal rights to do so in the form of the image pictured above. ChannelSurfing's page is a bit more hopeful about the site's future actions, stating "more news to come."
ATDHE, which specializes in live sports entertainment from all the major US networks, has moved its website to ATDHE.me while ChannelSurfing, dedicated to bringing free television and movie content, has gone to Twitter to connect with its users. "Everyone please use http://89.*[Snipped]*.98 for now, new domain is on the way[,]" the people behind the website tweeted today.
[tags]homeland security,us ice,seizure,p2p[/tags]