The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement have been given seizure orders for 82 websites. The sites are accused of selling products that infringe copyright law. Websites include Torrent-finder.com, DVDscollection.com, Sunglasses-mall.com, and NFLjerseysupply.com.
Sites targeted by the two agencies displayed a notice on their home pages saying that ICE had seized the domain names. “Willful copyright infringement is a federal crime that carries penalties for first time offenders of up to five years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine, forfeiture and restitution,” the notices read. “Intentionally and knowingly trafficking in counterfeit goods is a federal crime that carries penalties for first time offenders of up to ten years in federal prison, a $2,000,000 fine, forfeiture and restitution.”