Reply to post: Re: The government can take stuff it thinks belongs to you if you've been convicted?

Swedish government wins legal case to seize Pirate Bay domains

Pseu Donyme

Re: The government can take stuff it thinks belongs to you if you've been convicted?

>If the domain is rented...

I suppose the government could sidestep the issue by paying the regular fees to the registrar for as long as they want to keep the domain out of circulation. This would be in line with no harm to the registrar - as with the court costs - due to finding them not liable. Actually, maybe the 'property' here is the right to the domain name under the same terms as with the original owner as opposed to a perpetual right to the domain name itself.

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