Government Shuts Down Jotform.com – No Need for SOPA/PIPAAuthor: Johnny5k | Filed under: Big Business
Remember all the hoopla over SOPA/PIPA? Yeah, we got them blocked; but apparently, the celebretory period is over. The Secret Service just shut down Jotform.com – with no due process, and with no warning. Guilty until proven innocent? Apparently someone was using the site’s custom forms for a phishing scheme… and this was enough to shut down 2 million innocent users’ forms. MegaUpload was one thing (it still shouldn’t have been legal, but at least in that case its owner was blatantly breaking the law), but this site was by far and away used primarily for legit purposes, and the owner isn’t in any legal trouble. So what is it about web domain names that makes the government think they have the authority to seize them with no due process? Apparently domain owners are guilty until proven innocent, and the law doesn’t apply.
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