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  1. #1
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    Hijacker of 'Sex.com' Is Arrested

    Interesting article

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...track=morenews


    Four years after dodging a $65-million court judgment by fleeing the country, former online-porn mogul Stephen Michael Cohen was arrested by Mexican authorities in Tijuana and handed over Thursday to U.S. agents.

    Cohen, a multiple felon and longtime con man, had been on the run since before 2001, when a judge ordered him to pay a San Francisco entrepreneur for hijacking the Internet address Sex.com. In 1995, Cohen forged a letter to Internet authorities to gain control of the address, which he transformed into a highly profitable site for pornography ads.
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    I was just reading this on Slashdot.org... hopefully they will make an example out of this guy for domain hijacking.

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    another source too http://www.webhosting.info/news/1/th...1028057725.htm

    he really made lots of money ha?

    if he moved to Asia might be hard to track, but good he didnt!
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    Now, if only the incompetence in the justice system doesn't fail, again.

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    It took a while to catch up to them. I was surprised by the comment the current owner did not make the revenue the guy who stole it did
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    Yes, that comment surprised me as well. I doubt it is true
    Imagination is more important than knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxo
    Yes, that comment surprised me as well. I doubt it is true
    He may have made that statement as part of his pending litigation for financial pain and suffering.
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    http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-5920092.html

    Cohen, a fugitive residing in Tijuana, was detained by Mexican authorities when he tried to renew his work permit to operate another Internet pornography site. Mexican authorities, aware that Cohen faced an outstanding arrest warrant in the U.S., turned him over to the U.S. Marshals Service and U.S. Border Patrol, said Tania Tyler, a deputy marshal and spokesperson for the Marshals Service.
    Was he really that foolish to renew his work permit by himself?

    Anyway, looks like it's going to be an early trick or treat for Kremen. Hopefully a
    person out there will have a handycam ready to take videos if and when Kremen
    and Cohen see each other face to face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davezan
    http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-5920092.html



    Hopefully a
    person out there will have a handycam ready to take videos if and when Kremen
    and Cohen see each other face to face.
    I can see it now, a Steel Cage match, pay per view
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  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by dmaven
    I can see it now, a Steel Cage match, pay per view
    Or a UFC match! No holds barred!

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