The site linked to copyrighted material, none of which was hosted by the site or its owner.
Regardless the DHS, along with ICE took the domain, leaving this message:
This domain has been seized by ICE - Homeland Security Investigations, Special Agent in Charge, New York Office.
It is unlawful to reproduce copyrighted material, such as movies, music, software or games, without authorization... First-time offenders convicted of a criminal felony copyright law will face up to five years in federal prison, restitution, forfeiture and fine.
If the government is successful in their case, it could set a precedent that would mean all users who have ever even linked to copyrighted content (sharing a video link via email, etc) could be prosecuted.
You can view the complaint here: New York man faces five years in jail for ‘linking’ to online videos
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 14 Mar 2011 2:07