Declan on Wikileaks

Summary:The news today is that several free speech advocates are stepping into the fray over Wikileaks. See Declan McCullagh's coverage.

The news today is that several free speech advocates are stepping into the fray over Wikileaks. See Declan McCullagh's coverage. I love his syllogism:

[Shutting down Wikileaks is] like Apple not liking CNET News.com's scoop a few years ago (which it was) about the switch to Intel microprocessors--and then trying to yank our domain name through a court injunction. Or AT&T trying to get us taken off the Internet after our story about how its lawyers filed an improperly redacted brief in the litigation over National Security Agency surveillance.

Free speech matters. First principles matter. Wikileaks may not be exactly a news organization in the traditional sense, but precedents set in this case could ripple far beyond Judge White's courtroom in San Francisco.

Could not agree more Declan. I wish I was sticking around the Bay Area but I have a plane to catch to Australia. Would be great to be at that hearing!

Update:  Stiennon's blog has moved to here

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