Homeland Security Blocks Atdhe.net, Channelsurfing In Streaming Websites Takedown
By on February 1st, 2011

ATDHE.net, the popular destination to watch American shows and television channels seems to have been blocked by the ICE team at Homeland Security. There are also reports that several other online streaming sites including channelsurfing have been blocked by them.

Atdhe.net Blocked - Homeland Security Takedown

Several users are seeing the above message when they visit atdhe.net. However, this message does not appear for everyone yet. For example, I could still access the website without any issues a few minutes back but started seeing the above message now.

The domain has been taken down through a seizure warrant obtained by U.S. Attorney’s office for Southern District of New York pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 981 and 2323. The reasons for the takedown is basically distribution of copyrighted material such as movies, music, software or games without authorization.

The site in question did stream television channels and sports among other things. It is not very clear as to how many other sites are being taken down currently. The number may be quite more by the time they are done.

A quick search on shows that many users have already started to seeing the above message. So it looks like the US Homeland Security is taking all the free and possibly illegal tv and sports streaming channels offline. In the past, Homeland Security have also taken down websites on behalf of RIAA and MPAA along with several Torrent websites.

Update: Atdhe.net is back as atdhe.me with limited content

Developing story, more to folow…

(h/t @OldMonkMGM)

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