Washington – U.S. authorities have seized another Web domain
accused of piracy, this time taking Spain-based, a site that
offers links to unauthorized online broadcasts of sporting events, TorrentFreak

Similar to the dozens of sites seized by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland
Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) unit last November, now features a notice from ICE that the site was seized for
copyright-related violations.

That operation targeted sites including and

For its part, Rojadirecta — which does
not host copyrighted material, instead providing links to where it is hosted
elsewhere — has been declared legal twice by Spanish courts.

"In our
opinion the US authorities are completely despising the Spanish justice system
and sovereignty," Rojadirecta’s Igor Seoane told TorrentFreak.

Despite the
.org domain seizure,, and a number of other
addresses for the service remain available.


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