by Mike Masnick
Mon, Nov 29th 2010 12:58pm
Following the latest Wikileaks leak, apparently the Obama White House is exploring "the possibility of taking legal action" against the site. That's amusing. Of course, with Homeland Security expanding its mandate to seize domain names it doesn't like, you could see an attempt to seize the Wikileaks domain. However, while I'm sure there are some in the federal government who would favor such an action, I would think there are at least a few knowledgeable people in the administration who would note that the backlash to such a move would be overwhelming. The government may be able to fool some people by pretending that seizing websites without a trial isn't censorship when it comes to copyright issues, but it would be a much more difficult claim when the site is a whistleblowing site.
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