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Sat Dec 24, 2011, 09:49 AM

 

I watched a special on Current TV about Julian Assange and about WikiLeaks....

Julian came of as a bit of an ass in it. I was surprised by his behavior, but also encouraged by the way it's become a decentralized movement.

There's a new offering launched by his former associate, Daniel Domscheit-Berg (pictured below), called OpenLeaks: http://www.openleaks.org/



And there are other spinoffs, like Cryptome: http://cryptome.org/

Like OWS, the movement abhors centralized power, so Julian will become a bit of history.



Here's a story from "Wired" about Assange's maniacal treatment of his crew:

WikiLeaks Threatens Its Own Leakers With $20 Million Penalty

By Kevin Poulsen Email Author
May 11, 2011


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange now makes his associates sign a draconian nondisclosure agreement that, among other things, asserts that the organization’s huge trove of leaked material is “solely the property of WikiLeaks,” according to a report Wednesday.

“You accept and agree that the information disclosed, or to be disclosed to you pursuant to this agreement is, by its nature, valuable proprietary commercial information,” the agreement reads, “the misuse or unauthorized disclosure of which would be likely to cause us considerable damage.”

The confidentiality agreement (.pdf), revealed by the New Statesman, imposes a penalty of 12 million British pounds– nearly $20 million — on anyone responsible for a significant leak of the organization’s unpublished material. The figure is based on a “typical open-market valuation” of WikiLeaks’ collection, the agreement claims. http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/05/nda-wikileaks/




Fucking edited to fucking add the URL goddammit. Why with all the new fucking bells and whistles must DU3 force a post with a fucking correction to bear the red lettered mark of shame for having edited, huh???

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Sat Dec 24, 2011, 09:58 AM

1. I too hate the "red lettered mark of shame" because it opens private embarrassments to the public.

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Sat Dec 24, 2011, 10:06 AM

2. And thus discourages carefully crafted posts.

 

Most of us want to use html correctly and follow basic rules, including providing sources.

But I almost didn't edit the post because of that awful red lettering, a feature I'd hope would be eliminated.

Ah well, better that the post has the link to the Wired article.

Happy Holiday, phasma ex machina!

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Sat Dec 24, 2011, 10:17 AM

3. Happy holidays back at you.

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