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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RE[3]: Why not WikiLeaks yet?
by Moredhas on Sun 28th Nov 2010 08:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Why not WikiLeaks yet?"
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I thought the smear campaign went further than casting aspersions on his credibility. Aren't they trying to peg rape or child molestation on him? Hardly requires being a douche to do either of those things, though of course they aren't mutually exclusive. Whether or not he actually is guilty of some crime, I have no knowledge or opinion, but it does seem awfully convenient that he's been charged with something other than violating national security. Call someone a child molester and people start whispering "maybe he is", and, whether or not he's ever convicted or even tried, that corrupts their view of everything he's involved in. Probably wouldn't be hard to pay off a family to claim their kid was a victim. If I were in a high position of power, and needed someone removed without political uproar, I'd probably do that.

I'm not calling him a hero of democracy and freedom, or anything like that, but the US Government obviously sees him as an important embarrassment.

Edited 2010-11-28 08:26 UTC

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