Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Nov 2010 10:46 UTC
Legal The US is really ramping up its war on intellectual property infringement, a war which I'm sure will be just as successful, cheap and supported by the people as the wars on drugs and terrorism. The US has started seizing the domain names of various websites through ICANN - not because owners of these sites were convicted of anything, but merely because complaints have been filed against them. Anyone want to take a guess how long it will be before the US government blocks WikiLeaks? Update: The blocks function outside of the US too. In other words, the US is forcing its views upon the rest of the world once again.
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Why not WikiLeaks yet?
by JokeyRhyme on Sat 27th Nov 2010 11:11 UTC
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2010-05-28

It's quite strange that they exercise this power on websites hosting or linking to pirated material instead of focusing on websites that supposedly compromise "national security".

I mean, you would think that if WikiLeaks is so dangerous, it would be the first website to be shut down.

I don't which to believe:
A - the US government has been lying about having such a big problem with WikiLeaks
B - their completely warped sense of values means policing copyright is more important than protecting themselves

/shrug

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