The U.S. Government withdraws complaint against the Rojadirecta domains and the Court orders their return

Almost 19 months after having seized the domains rojadirecta.com and rojadirecta.org, the U.S. Government has withdrawn its complaint against these domains and the Court has already ordered their return.

On January 31, 2011 the U.S. government seized our domains rojadirecta.com and rojadirecta.org as part of its operation “Operation In Our Sites”. We immediately initiated talks with the government, through our legal representatives in San Francisco and New York, in order to obtain the return of the same. Since it is impossible at this stage to recover domains amicably, we filed a complaint against the Government, the Department of Homeland Security and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency of the United States of America. In response to our complaint and as a requirement to keep the seized domains, the Government proceeded to sue both domains, which it withdrew today more than a year later and which has led, almost instantly, the Court of the Southern District of New York to order the return of the domains.

Shortly after learning of the court order, we started proceedings with the organizations responsible for all .com and .org domain registrations (Verisign and PIR respectively) in order to restore the domains. In the coming hours Rojadirecta will again be accessible from rojadirecta.com and rojadirecta.org, that is from the domains that never should have been censored.

Update:
- Since 31-Aug-2012 16:49:15 UTC the rojadirecta.org domain points to the Rojadirecta site.
- Finally since 05 Sep 2012 19:14:44 UTC the rojadirecta.com domain also points again to the Rojadirecta site.

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Documents:
- Notice of voluntary dismissal
- Letter from the Government informing the voluntary dismissal

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15 Responses to “The U.S. Government withdraws complaint against the Rojadirecta domains and the Court orders their return”

  1. U.S. Returns Seized Domains to Streaming Links Site (After 18 Months) | TorrentFreak Says:

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  6. Ben Anderson Says:

    Keep suing the United States government. They illegally removed your domains and in so doing cost you money. Calculate the damages in both lost revenue and lost traffic growth and file suit against the same government agencies for economic damages.

  7. Torrent News » RojaDirecta récupère son nom de domaine après une saisie illégale des USA pendant 18 mois ! Says:

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  9. MO PROD Says:

    TRADUCTION FRANçAIS :

    http://bit.ly/rojadirecta-fr-traduction

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  11. Ines Says:

    El Gobierno de Estados Unidos retira la demanda contra los dominios de Rojadirecta y la Corte ordena devolverlos
    Qué buena noticia! Felicitaciones, esto deja un buen precedente en la justicia estadounidense! Hoy brindaré por RojaDirecta.com! ;)

  12. Football Galore (@footballgalore) Says:

    I like the result!

  13. U.S. Returns Seized Domains to Streaming Links Site (After 18 Months) | Systema Says:

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  14. Rui Says:

    Stop Censorship
    No a la Censura

    For the US government, everythig is money, the people don’t count…

    I teel you, the world is made of people and their values, not money.

    »I stay with free people in a free world, and you stay with the money, and all the people you can buy«.
    “I’m sure you’ll be more happy” :(

  15. McGraw Says:

    Well done RojaDirecta. Congratulations, all the World is with you (except the yanquee authorities of course).

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