While I’m here, I should add that I feel quite ill today. Lauren Gorgo seemed to hit it on the head for me – fatigue, nausea, vertigo. Just can’t get moving. Hopefully this will pass soon, but for the moment I’m moving slowly.
ATTENTION!! UPDATE!! U.S. AUTHORITIES SHUT DOWN WORDPRESS HOST WITH 73,000 BLOGS
Posted By: Seawitch
Date: Saturday, 24-Jul-2010 20:46:32
UPDATE////////Fw: U.S. Authorities Shut Down WordPress Host With 73,000 Blogs
After the U.S. Government took action against several sites connected to movie streaming recently, nerves are jangling over the possibility that this is just the beginning of a wider crackdown. Now it appears that a free blogging platform has been taken down by its hosting provider on orders from the U.S. authorities on grounds of “a history of abuse”. More than 73,000 blogs are out of action as a result.
WordPress is still running but here is what appears on some of the other sites.
” THIS DOMAIN NAME HAS BEEN SEIZED BY U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE NEW YORK OFFICE IN ACCORDANCE WITH A SEIZURE WARRANT OBTAINED BY THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OFFICE FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK AND ISSUED PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. 981 AND 2323 BY THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK.”
“IT IS UNLAWFUL TO REPRODUCE OR DISTRIBUTE COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL, SUCH AS MOVIES, MUSIC, SOFTWARE OR GAMES, WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION. iNDIVIDUALS WHO WILLFULLY REPRODUCE OR DISTRIBUTE COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL, WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION, RISK CRIMINAL PROSECUTION UNDER 18 U.S.C. (2319). FIRST-TIME OFFENDERS CONVICTED OF CRIMINAL FELONY COPYRIGHT LAWS WILL FACE UP TO FIVE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON, RESTITUTION, FORTEITURE AND A FINE.”