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Background: Today, the Department of Justice dismissed its case against Rojadirecta, returning to the company the domain names it seized over a year ago.
The following can be attributed to Sherwin Siy, Vice President of Legal Affairs:
"Like the unwarranted Dajaz1.com seizures, this case shows that the procedures for seizing domain names are flawed. It is far too easy for the government to seize domain names and hold them for an extended period even when it is unable to make a sustainable case of infringement.
"The constant expansion of copyright enforcement laws has given us a system where website owners are effectively treated as guilty until proven innocent. These sorts of abuses are likely to continue until there are adequate safeguards to assure accountability."