ICE Director Defends Seizure of Domain Names

The head of the Homeland Security Department's Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency defended his agency's aggressive efforts to combat online piracy and counterfeiting by seizing Internet domain names. During a speech at the annual State of the Net conference, ICE Director John Morton defended the agency's "Operation In Our Sites" actions that involved the issuance of warrants in June to seize nine Internet domain names engaged in piracy of copyrighted content.