Can WikiLeaks be prosecuted for leaking government documents?

20 Oct
The third large release of documents from the shadowy website WikiLeaks on Nov. 28, 2010, shared more than 250,000 sensitive diplomatic cables and directives from the U.S. State Department, and followed large dumps of documents from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. The leak sparked furor among lawmakers and government officials, but can anything be done to punish WikiLeaks?
 
The web site first appeared in January 2007, its hosted by a Swedish that gaurds information about its clients. It has no headquarters and has hundreds of volunteers around the world. It collects donations to pay for upkeep of the operation, and legal representation in the past has been donated by media organizations such as the Associated Press and the Los Angeles Times.
 
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One Response to “Can WikiLeaks be prosecuted for leaking government documents?”

  1. changemakermvu October 20, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    Maybe they can make some kind of contract so that WikiLeak doesn’t accidently give information to the wrong hands. I mean if it is on the internet anyone can see it, right? The enemy can be watching all of our War information and that’s not a good thing.

    -Melissa Mendoza

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