A while ago, we already reported in detail about a lawsuit that took place in Kentucky. The governor of Kentucky seized 141 domain names which had something to do with gambling. However the judge decided that the governor of Kentucky didn’t have any jurisdiction about domain names. You can read the complete ruling here.
Despite this ruling, Minnesota also wants to block domain names which have something to do with gambling. As we speak, the state of Minnesota is trying to convince 11 internetproviders to block approximately 200 websites that offer gambling devices. In Minnesota, online gambling is forbidden, even if the websites with the gambling games are hosted outside the United States.
However, lots of people think that this law, which forbid gambling, is dated and can’t be applied on internetproviders. The law came into force before the Internet even existed and can’t be applied on the Internet, they say. Probably to be continued.
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This post was written by lieve on April 30, 2009