When one doors closes…

19 Apr

We’re not huge TV watchers in our house. We don’t have a fancy TV. We don’t even have cable. But when there’s something we’re particularly interested in, we can usually find it online. So when sig-o wants to watch fútbol, that’s exactly where he goes.

Like today. Sig-o had the day off and was looking for a game to watch. He eventually ended up on one of his favorite sites, ROJADIRECTA.

Now, we’ve known a lot of people who have been detained, arrested, and/or deported by Homeland Security. But until today, we had never seen this:


A website? Seized by DHS? Wha? 

I must be living under a rock these days (more like a toddler) because I had no idea this was going on. Apparently, they’ve been cracking down on websites that are committing or enabling copyright infringement or are selling counterfeits of trademarked goods (like Tepito, but online. Anyone?) since the fall and shut down more early this year. This particular website had already been found by Spanish courts to not be enabling copyright infringement prior to its seizure. So from what I can tell there has been controversy surrounding both these acts and their methods, but I won’t bore you with more details here.

Luckily for sig-o — who was near cardiac arrest at this point — a little domain seizure couldn’t keep Rojadirecta down and they quickly popped up in another (Spanish) domain. I guess the saying is true: when one door closes is slammed in your face by DHS, you can find what you’re looking for anyways… just in another window.


3 Responses to “When one doors closes…”

  1. Dayngr April 24, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

    How does a website fall under DHS’ jurisdiction? Copyrighted info or not – I don’t see how that is a homeland security issues. WTF?!

    • danygrl April 24, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

      I know! Crazy, isn’t it?!


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