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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Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

I really do respect you Thom, despite your love of unicorns of the pink fluffy variaty. But Julian Assange, while noble for his role in creating wikileaks is a douche-bag in real life. Unfortunately, begin a giant douche-bag isn't a crime yet. But, don't pretend that his douche-ness is part of a vast conspiracy by a government that's unable to do even the simplest jobs correctly.

The truth is the leaks aren't that bad. You have a few idiots that spend all of their time engrossed in the details of the secrecy of war, suddenly losing control of that minutia. They freak out, but the guys with the bigger picture understand how non-valuable that info is to the enemy. Its just mostly embarrassing that it contradicts what the official government line was in the past. People hate it when you catch them in a lie.

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