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Twenty nine U.S. based BitTorrent tracker and peer-to-peer file sharing sites disappeared in the blink of an eye. Dutch anti-P2P group “BREIN”, with assistance from the MPAA, set their sights on domain names of 29 United States based BitTorrent sites that allegedly make copyrighted material available to citizens of the Netherlands.
The USA Patriot Act, or Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act (yes, that’s really the title of the Act), was passed in late 2001. The 342 page Act introduced a plethora of legislative changes which significantly increased the surveillance and investigative powers of U.S. law enforcement agencies.