Firefox add-on made in response to domain seizures
- Developer: MafiaaFire
- Release Date: 04/2011
- Twitter: Unknown
- Known For:
MAFIAA Fire is domain redirect add-on for Firefox. When a user tries to use a domain that was seized by US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the add-on will check a database for an updated domain name and then redirect the user to this newer domain (if it exists).
DHS and Mozilla
The Department of Homeland Security, which oversees ICE, was not pleased with this, so they asked the Mozilla Foundation to remove the add-on. Currently, Mozilla refuses to comply with the DHS request. They also asked if the add-on was unlawful, but DHS has not responded.
Deciding "due process" was unimportant, ICE has seized many domains from sites inside and outside the US in the name of "combating piracy". Their (and the DHS's) ham-fisted approach has come under scrutiny.
The MAFIAA Fire developers and others argue that there is collusion between business interests and government. They refer to ICE as a "lapdog" of the recording industry.
Active, and attracting attention.
- They are developing a Chrome version.