DOJ Seizes Websites For Selling Counterfeit Goods
DENVER (CBS4) –
CBS4 News has learned that because of law enforcement activity in colorado the warrants for seven website domains were obtained.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced the seizure on Monday. Consumers trying to reach any of those sites will be greeted with a banner saying the website has been seized by federal authorities.
“Make no mistake about it, we are in a heated and pitched battle. This isn’t a game, it isn’t a sideshow. American business, American labor, American innovation are under assault from copywriters and counterfeiters on a grand scale. We either wage this fight here and now or we give in to the steady loss of American ingenuity,” said John Morton, director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
One of the seized websites was timberlandlike.com. It now has a federal Justice Department seal, Homeland Security seal and one for the National Intellectual Property Rights Center indicating the site has been seized.
The websites that sold counterfeit goods to agents in Coloardo are as follows:
– Written by Rick Sallinger