California Court Shuts Down Wikileaks Website

Posted on February 18, 2008

A wiki website called Wikileaks that let whistle-blowers post documents anonymously has been shut down by a California court the BBC reports.

Wikileaks.org, as it is known, was cut off from the internet following a California court ruling, the site says.

The case was brought by a Swiss bank after "several hundred" documents were posted about its offshore activities.

Other versions of the pages, hosted in countries such as Belgium and India, can still be accessed.

However, the main site was taken offline after the court ordered that Dynadot, which controls the site's domain name, should remove all traces of wikileaks from its servers.

The court also ordered that Dynadot should "prevent the domain name from resolving to the wikileaks.org website or any other website or server other than a blank park page, until further order of this Court."

The case that shut down Wikileaks.org at least temporarily was brought by a Swiss banking firm called Julius Baer. Raw Story notes that the U.S. now joins China and Thailand in censoring the whistle-blower wiki website. International versions of Wikileaks can still be viewed.

Wikileaks claimed to have over a million documents before launching in late 2006/early 2007.



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