Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Kentucky court in conflict with international casinos

The situation is getting more and more tense, as the whole gambling industry holds it’s breath in anticipation of the Kentucky judges’ decision. The first judge’s decision which approved the confiscation of international domain names has sprout many controversies and received a strong international criticism from Internet gambling industry and Net Neutrality agreements advocates. Thanks to a public protest and actions taken by the Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association (iMEGA), three Kentucky judges from the Court of Appeals are now analyzing the previous judge’s decision.

To most of the observers, the outcome of the first trial was a real surprise. Not many have suspected that the judge will pronounce in favor of the State government and will approve the seizure of 141 domain names which are a property of international online casinos, information portals and other similar websites. The case is very serious in it’s consequences, as the agreement on confiscating the internationally registered domains would without doubt lead to a form of a Internet warfare and change the face of the World Wide Web forever. Currently every country has power over its assigned domains