[Foundation-l] Wikipedia articles based on Wikileaks material

Tracy Poff tracy.poff at gmail.com
Sun Dec 12 20:41:24 UTC 2010

On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 3:25 PM, Fred Bauder <fredbaud at fairpoint.net> wrote:
> The information is classified; republishing it is a crime in the United
> States; Wikipedia is hosted in the United States. We would not be alone,
> but could be made an example of. Not likely, but not something to waste
> limited resources on, IMO. What does our republication or link to the
> material add in terms of information for the reader, other than ready
> access to primary data?

Actually, from everything I've read lately, in the US it's not
generally a crime to republish classified information. See [1] for a
little related discussion.

[1] http://www.lasisblog.com/2010/11/12/wikileaks-has-committed-no-crime/

Tracy Poff

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