And finally… eminent domain

An expired web address printed on hundreds of thousands of licence plates is now directing visitors to online casinos in the Philippines.

Nearly 800,000 licence plates in the US state of Maryland with a unique design commemorating the War of 1812 feature the web address, WBAL-TV reports.

The plates were created by the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission in 2007, but the domain registration subsequently expired and was snapped up by a third party.

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) has issued a statement clarifying that it does not own the website and does not endorse its content.

The MVA is working with its IT department to identify potential solutions to the problem.

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