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Old 01-17-2011, 10:53 PM
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Default Re: Wikileaks

Originally Posted by Alonso View Post
Wikileaks is not committing a crime. If anyone committed a crime it was the person that stole the information. Wikileaks is a news source as much as the Wall Street Journal and NBC. When a news organization (here Wikileaks) obtains information that is newsworthy --doesn't matter if it was stolen-- it can be published as long as the news organization had nothing to do with the theft.

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But the news organization has something to do with the theft. Besides distributing stolen classified information can be considered espionage, a crime.

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