Cops Can Seize a Website? | Greg Sandoval

With the abundance of websites online, there is no doubt some sites are up to no good.

 Authorities have created entire online divisions to deal with online crime, including cracking down on companies that are trying to sell counterfeit or pirated goods.  Cops shutdown the website, but then what do they do with it?  Do they auction it off like they would with repossessed vehicles?  Not quite.

Cops will keep the website online, but when you go to the site it directs you to a public service announcement about crime prevention.  At least 65 websites have already been seized by authorities.  You can learn more about the process at cnet news.

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