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Kentucky cannot seize Internet domain names, court says

he Kentucky Court of Appeals has overturned a Circuit Court ruling that had authorized the state to seize the Internet domain names of 141 online gambling sites in an effort to block access to them from inside the state...

Matthew Zimmerman, senior staff attorney at the EFF, today said that the appellate court's decision was based on an interpretation of state statutes and was the "right one." Though the lower court decision was appealed on constitutional issues as well, the appellate court did not have to examine those issues in deciding the case.

Thursday, January 22, 2009
Computerworld
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