Three civil libertarian groups, unassociated with the domain industry or the gambling industry, joined together to file an Amicus (friend of the court) brief with the Kentucky Appeals Court, (pdf file) on the Domain seizure action.
The Brief was filed by the ACLU of Kentucky, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT).
The brief makes several key points.
First the seizure order is over broad, and would infringe on the first amendment right of the domain owners and the public at large.
Geofiltering is an expensive and over burdensome process that would cause business around the world to go out of business if it was required.
The trial court violated the commerce clause to the Constitution as it is trying to regulate sites that are available in all other 49 states and the rest of the world.
The trial court has not established nor can it establish it has jurisdiction over domain registrars not located in Kentucky.
We applaud this groups for coming forward and taking a stand.
We questioned a month ago where the ACLU was in all of this and now they are in the mix
It’s a very well reasoned and well written brief and you should take 1/2 hour out of your day to read and understand the issues, as one of your domains maybe taken by some jurisdiction next.