Saturday, December 11, 2010

Coming next: A swarm of leaks | The Economist

Check the link below for a timely reality check on our info-leaky future

REMEMBER Napster? In July 2001 a court told it to block access to copyrighted music files. But this did not stop people swapping tunes—and Napster returned as a legal subscription service.

Similarly, WikiLeaks may die, but leaking will not. An existing rival is Cryptome, founded in 1996 as a part-time “amateur operation” by John Young and Deborah Natsios, two New York architects with libertarian leanings. A new site, not yet named, will start in Germany this month, created by Daniel Domscheit-Berg, who left WikiLeaks after feuding with its founder, Julian Assange. He says power will be “as distributed as possible” in the new outfit.

Coming next: A swarm of leaks | The Economist

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