. . . because of the Department of Homeland Security’s fearless quest to rid the Internet of copyright infringement. I’ve noted DHS’ penchant for seizing domain names at the border before — see here and here. But now it seems they’re going into the Youtube notice-and takedown business. See
[See Techdirt’s comments on this here] If anyone has any idea why DHS is joining together with the likes of CBS to take down (allegedly) infringing content, I would like to hear it … Really: don’t they have enough important work to do? Do private rightsholders, armed with a veritable arsenal of tools to detect and deter infringement, really need the DHS’ help here?