Injunction Generator

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UBERMORGEN (HANS BERNHARD, lizvlx)
2001
Description

The Injunction Generator is an online service that helps members of the public shut down a targeted website by generating an on-request, standard court-order claiming the website is operating on an illegal basis. A user can fill out a form to generate a legal injunction in .pdf/.rtf format and automatically send it to DNS administrators and the site's owner.


Rhizome staff
2021

is there any web-site you wanna take off the web using a highly subversive method?
 on our server, you auto-generate an "INJUNCTION" [.pdf/.rtf format], a standard court-order, claiming the target-website to operate on an illegal basis. this document will then be sent to the appropriate dns-registrar [dns=domain name service], to the owner of the web-site and possibly to some journalists and lawyers for legal and public processing. all you have to do is to simply fill out a form and send it off, it will take you not more than 15 minutes. if the web-site is taken down we will inform you via email.
this very useful platform [ipnic] grew out of our project [V]ote-auction. during the [V]ote-auction operation in fall 2000, an american court [circuit court of cook county, chicago] issued a temporary injunction against the "individuals" [ubermorgen, james baumgartner, and others] behind [V]ote-auction. this injunction was then sent out per email to corenic, the dns-registrar in geneva/switzerland. after receiving this email, corenic decided to shut down all dns-services on the domain vote-auction.com without notice. the jurisdiction of an american court order does obviously not include switzerland, the delivery of a court-order cannot be official via email, nevertheless we were offline. but, thanks to this creative action and reaction, we were inspired to build a public shutdown-service.
you can find some documentation of our [V]ote-auction "MEDIA HACK" at www.vote-auction.net or check out the google database.
THE INJUNCTION GENERATOR - a service brought to you by UBERMORGEN.COM via IPNIC.org. member of KOP, presented at READ_ME 2.3., Honorary Mention Prix Ars Electronica 2003 

UBERMORGEN (HANS BERNHARD, lizvlx)
30 March 2005
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Variant History
outside link
2001
open submission
30 March 2005
UBERMORGEN (HANS BERNHARD, lizvlx)
static files
30 March 2005
cloning
Rhizome staff