Senator Questions Government's Seizure of Domain Names

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., is concerned about an effort by the Homeland Security Department's Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency and the Justice Department to combat online piracy and counterfeiting by seizing Internet domain names. Wyden wrote Attorney General Eric Holder and ICE Director John Morton seeking more information about their "Operation In Our Sites" crackdowns, saying they represent a "major shift" in how the United States combats online infringement.