This just in: the judge who issued the injunction that took down Wikileaks.org’s domain name has reversed his decision. There were apparently a plethora of legal problems with the initial decision in the first place:
Wikileaks can’t be sued in a U.S. court by a foreign company because it consists of foreigners… the Communications Decency Act prevents any action against Dynadot… the First Amendment prohibits an overly broad attack against a Web site just to delete a subset of pages… Dynadot cannot refuse to transfer the domain name to another registrar; and so on.
Dynadot is the domain registrar for Wikileaks.
Anyway, as I said before, the Wikileaks domain name takedown by the Julius Baer bank was useless anyway, since the entire website is still up in its original glory and accessible via its IP address, probably still at the same web host it has always been hosted on. In fact, the takedown has attracted more attention to the scandal than if the Wikileaks site had been left alone.
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