Harvard student Ben Edelman was searching on the Internet for a bicycle repair shop, but stumbled instead onto “Tina’s Live Webcam,” a hard-core pornography site.

There was no mistake: Edelman had clicked through to www.bicyclebill.com, but the website registration of the local bike shop had expired, and was quickly grabbed by the Canadian operator of the sexually explicit website.

Edelman, 22, did not take matters lying down: he investigated and found that Domain Strategy of Montreal, which operates the webcam porn site, had snatched up more than 4 000 domain names that had expired. More here.