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DOJ seizes, "hacks" copyright piracy website

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice announced Wednesday that, pursuant to a plea agreement with a defendant convicted of conspiring to import, market and sell circumvention devices known as modification (or "mod") chips in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, it has seized his website which had formerly carried news on new pirated releases by illegal software piracy groups. Read the DOJ press release, and visit www.iSONEWS.com, which now carries information about the case against the defendant, general information about copyright infringement and the criminal prosecution of individuals engaged in online piracy, and links to the website of the Department of Justice's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, www.cybercrime.gov.

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