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: Why not WikiLeaks yet?
by twitterfire on Sun 28th Nov 2010 11:54 UTC in reply to "Why not WikiLeaks yet?"
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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".

You are terribly wrong. They are focusing on websites that disturb the US government. They are targeting Wikileaks. US govt reportedly asked Germany, UK, Australia and other countries to open criminal investigations and to persecute Julian Assange and Wikileaks.

More than that, they are targeting Wikileaks with financial warfare. The company responsible for collecting Wikileaks donations was forced to terminate their account after US and Australia placed Wikileaks on black lists.

Meanwhile, army intelligence analist, Bradley Manning, was imprisoned for leaking a video of a us military helicopter killing a group of innocent iraqis in Bagdad.

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