Online Pirates Say Arrgh!

If you are planning to buy a knockoff product on the Internet and you see this when you log in:


You might want to adjust your plans. The Department of Justice, along with the Immigration and Homeland Security Departments has put the hammer down on 18 sites that sold counterfeit items online. It’s part of an effort to dry up the supply of knockoffs and eliminate online piracy. The federal government has jurisdiction to shut down a domain name in the same manner it can board up a drug house. In case you’re wondering, here’s the list of affected sites. I hope you weren’t expecting a refund from any of them.