Judge Reverses Order, Allows Wikileaks To Live Again

from the well-that-was-productive dept

A couple weeks after trying to shut down Wikileaks a federal judge in California, after hearing the various first amendment concerns realized that perhaps he was a bit hasty. He has now reversed the order, allowing the site to have its domain name back. So, after all of this, the site still remains up and millions more people now know that the Swiss bank Julius Baer tried to shut it down to hide various documents. The end result: not only is the disputed content still available, many more people have seen it. I assume that this was not quite how the bank's lawyers expected this situation to turn out.
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  1. identicon
    Overcast, 29 Feb 2008 @ 3:06pm

    Yep, didn't know a thing about the site until this frenzy ensued.

    Thanks Julius for bringing it to the attention of the masses!

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    Anonymous Coward, 29 Feb 2008 @ 3:49pm

    Ditto.

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    john, 29 Feb 2008 @ 3:51pm

    Here's a leak that someone was trying to suppress

    Cary Burch is an executive in the financial services industry. He tried to suppress the public record about his house have just received a NOD (Notice of Default). When one site remove the posting under threat of lawsuit, another site picked up where the other one left off. 14160 BRYCE POINT, Poway, CA 92064 4 beds, 5.5 baths, 7,716 sq ft on 1.3 acres 05/2005: purchased for $3.42 million 06/2007: listed on MLS for $3.295 million Price Reduced: 08/23/07 — $3,295,000 to $2,995,000 Price Reduced: 01/08/08 — $2,995,000 to $2,895,000 Price Increased: 01/10/08 — $2,895,000 to $2,995,000 Price Reduced: 01/10/08 — $2,995,000 to $2,895,000 02/04/2008: NOD filed. 02/21/2008: 247 days on market and over $500,000 discount from almost 3 years ago and still no sale. http://www.socalbubble.com/2008/02/speech-may-not-be-free-but-the-truth-will-set-you.html

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    Killswitch, 29 Feb 2008 @ 3:51pm

    thanks are needed to julius

    Yep il second that lol

    THANK YOU JULIUS WITHOUT YOU ID NEVER KNOW ABOUT WIKILEAKS


    :D

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    ed, 29 Feb 2008 @ 6:55pm

    You can't stop the internet. >.

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  6. identicon
    promethean, 1 Mar 2008 @ 2:10pm

    yay, victory!

    Hah! Now Baer's Doesnt even have a pyrrhic vctory

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  7. identicon
    Criminal, 3 Mar 2008 @ 11:28am

    At lest I know now

    What bank will help me clean all this dirty money!!!

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