Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Judge Shuts Down Web Site Specializing in Leaks - New York Times

A timely reminder that 1) information literacy is your friend, and 2) verba volant; scripta manent (often translated as "The spoken word evaporates; the written word remains")

In a move that legal experts said could present a major test of First Amendment rights in the Internet era, a federal judge in San Francisco on Friday ordered the disabling of a Web site devoted to disclosing confidential information.

The site, Wikileaks.org, invites people to post leaked materials with the goal of discouraging “unethical behavior” by corporations and governments. It has posted documents said to show the rules of engagement for American troops in Iraq, a military manual for the operation of the detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and other evidence of what it has called corporate waste and wrongdoing.

Judge Shuts Down Web Site Specializing in Leaks - New York Times

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