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Full Version: Any .Com Is A Target? US Takes Down 'Illegal' Website Outside America
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The conviction of Canadian billionaire Calvin Ayre in the US on charges of online gambling and money laundering has sparked fears that anyone owning an Internet .com domain could fall under US jurisdiction.

The case has also caused raised eyebrows among online activists who see it as the US extending its jurisdiction into the online .com domain. This essentially means that the US could prosecute people on the basis that legal activities they engaged in in other countries are illegal in the US.

“Even though SOPA is currently in limbo, the reality is that US law can now be asserted over all domains registered under .com, .net, org, .biz and maybe .info,” writes Mark Jeftovic, CEO of easyDNS, a multinational domain-hosting company.
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