Information Wants to Be Free
In his lone post this morning, Scott Greenfield writes about a federal judge’s attempt to shut down Wikileaks by “directing the Web site’s Internet domain registrar to disable the wikileaks.org domain”. The order came in suit filed by a Swiss bank complaining that Wikileaks had published confidential bank records.
The problem, as Mark Draughn (Windypundit.com) points out in a comment to Scott’s post, is that you can’t make a website go away by disabling the domain:
Speaking as a blogger, I’m pretty sure Judge White doesn’t understand the 1st Amendment.
Speaking as an IT professional, I know he doesn’t understand the internet. Disabling a domain name doesn’t shut down a website. It just makes it harder to get to. Wikileaks is here:
Check out Wikileaks; it’s your civic duty.
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