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In U.S. Crackdown on “Pirate” Sites, It’s Sometimes Difficult To Determine Who’s a Pirate

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Late into the night at the end of November, a text message woke up Waleed A. Gad El Kareem, an open-source web developer in Alexandria, Egypt. The 31-year-old developer had set up an alert to tell him whenever his site Torrent-Finder.com was inaccessible online.

“I waited for it to come back, and it didn’t so I called [domain name provider] GoDaddy,” he recalled in an interview. “They had no idea about it.”

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