[ubuntu-uk] Fwd: WikiLeaks: Stop the crackdown - incredible response!

Avi Greenbury avismailinglistaccount at googlemail.com
Sat Dec 11 15:48:09 GMT 2010

At the risk of nit-picking

Jacob Mansfield wrote:

> > *Reasonable people can disagree* on whether WikiLeaks and the
> > leading newspapers it's partnered with are releasing more
> > information than the public should see. Whether the releases
> > undermine diplomatic confidentiality and whether that's a good
> > thing. Whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has the personal
> > character of a hero or a villain. *But none of this justifies a
> > vicious campaign of intimidation to silence a legal media outlet
> > * by governments and corporations.

I rather think that it does. Were someone to view this leakage as
something generally bad for society, it's a bit odd to expect them to
support its legality.

And, given the stated intention of the leaking, I think it's a bit rich
to expect of the targeted governments anything but attempts to stop it.

I'm also having trouble understanding why this is entirely legal, but
I've never been particularly good at identifying legal loopholes.


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