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Mon Feb 18 2008 (Updated 02/19/08)
San Francisco Judge Orders Wikileaks.org Offline
Wikileaks.be and Other Mirrors of the Whisteblower Site Still Available
A federal court in San Francisco has wiped whistleblower site Wikileaks.org offline, granting an injunction requested by lawyers for a Swiss bank, Bank Julius Baer, which is attempting to prevent the public from accessing allegations of illegal activity at the bank's Cayman Islands branch. On Feb. 18th, Judge Jeffrey S. White of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ordered Dynadot.com, Wikileaks.org's domain registrar, to "disable the wikileaks.org domain name" and to "immediately clear and remove all DNS hosting records for the wikileaks.org domain name." The permanent injunction was based on a legal agreement between Bank Julius Baer and San Mateo-based Dynadot, by which the bank's lawsuit against Dynadot was dismissed. Wikileaks mirrors such as Wikileaks.be were not affected by the order. Read more: 1 | 2
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