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Whistle-blower site taken offline

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    A controversial website that allows whistle-blowers to anonymously post government and corporate documents has been taken offline in the US.
    Wikileaks.org, as it is known, was cut off from the internet following a California court ruling, the site says.

    The case was brought by a Swiss bank after "several hundred" documents were posted about its offshore activities.

    Other versions of the pages, hosted in countries such as Belgium and India, can still be accessed.

    However, the main site was taken offline after the court ordered that Dynadot, which controls the site's domain name, should remove all traces of wikileaks from its servers.

    The court also ordered that Dynadot should "prevent the domain name from resolving to the wikileaks.org website or any other website or server other than a blank park page, until further order of this Court."

    Other orders included that the domain name be locked "to prevent transfer of the domain name to a different domain registrar" to prevent changes being made to the site.

    Wikileaks claimed that the order was "unconstitutional" and said that the site had been "forcibly censored".

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  2. SkinnerW

    SkinnerW New Member Webmaster

    So much for so called American "freedom of speech"... :)
  3. RiverWire

    RiverWire New Member Webmaster


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