US Government Says “Oops” And Blocks 82,000 Domains

In the guise of security and to protect us from ourselves, the United States government has been taking down domains that infringe copyrights and host child pornography. While the intentions are good, their actions aren’t really that great. They shut down 82,000 domains by accident. Oops!

Thanks to a recent law rushed through Congress and  “Operation Protect our Children”, aiming to seize unlawful domains and eradicate child pornography respectively. Yet, it turns out many of the domains that were seized belonged to small business who had their images fairly harmed by this incident.