Terrorizing WikiLeaks: Why the Embargo Against WikiLeaks Will Fail

J. on Telecomm. & High Tech. L., Vol 11, 2013

20 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2013

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Sam Cannon

University of Colorado Law School

Date Written: March 24, 2013

Abstract

Since publishing US embassy communications, WikiLeaks has been subjected to treatment designed to force it offline. In many ways, the treatment of WikiLeaks echoes the treatment of terrorist organizations after the September 11, 2001 attacks. This paper documents the similarities between the treatment of WikiLeaks and the treatment of terrorist organizations and concludes that the differences between the two organizations will ultimately lead to the failure of the campaign against WikiLeaks.

Keywords: WikiLeaks, terrorists, websites, embargo, al neda, computer fraud and abuse act, espionage act

Suggested Citation

Cannon, Samuel, Terrorizing WikiLeaks: Why the Embargo Against WikiLeaks Will Fail (March 24, 2013). J. on Telecomm. & High Tech. L., Vol 11, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2365619

Samuel Cannon (Contact Author)

University of Colorado Law School ( email )

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