German Authorities Raid Home Looking For Wikileaks Info

from the transparency... dept

In just a short while, Wikileaks has proven to be both an amazing resource to reveal useful information and a massive thorn in the side of those who wish that info wasn't revealed (this includes, by the way, Wikileaks itself, which had to deal with some of its own private info that was leaked as well. However, you knew that eventually governments would start to look for ways to "deal" with Wikileaks -- and up first appears to be the German government. Authorities have apparently raided the home of the owner of the domain name. The claim is that the raid was supposedly for "distribution of pornographic material" and "discovery of evidence." The speculation (and, yes, at this point, it's still speculation) is that the raid had to do with Wikileaks recently publishing censored-site lists from various governments, which included certain porn sites those gov't's wanted censored, though it did not include any pornographic material itself.

Filed Under: germany, wikileaks

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    Weird Harold, 25 Mar 2009 @ 3:54pm

    Germany has very strong and some very odd laws about porn (and even linking to it). I can't help but thinking that someone was just waiting for wikileaks to slip up to allow this sort of a legal maneuver.

    Do I a approve? Nope. It's sort of funny to think the only thing that could get them was pr0n.

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