Comments on: The WikiLeaks story and criminal liability under the espionage laws http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/08/26/the-wikileaks-story-and-criminal-liability-under-the-espionage-laws/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: USHey http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/08/26/the-wikileaks-story-and-criminal-liability-under-the-espionage-laws/#comment-33920 Thu, 09 Dec 2010 07:55:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7912#comment-33920 The internet is a medium, and everything publicly available on it is part of the media. I wonder if anyone knows whether under the Espionage Act it has to be proven that the accused intends to harm a nation, to harm that nation’s government, to harm that nation’s citizens, to help that nation’s government, or to help that nation’s citizens, which are not always the same thing. What if the accused means no harm but the leak has a negative effect? What if the leak has some negative effects and some positive effects, and how do you compare the good done to the damage done? If any damage is done, but some good is also done, to what degree does the good mitigate the damage?

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By: CRR http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/08/26/the-wikileaks-story-and-criminal-liability-under-the-espionage-laws/#comment-31859 Tue, 31 Aug 2010 13:11:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7912#comment-31859 I’d love it if someone used Wikileaks to ‘leak’ the documents that prove that WMD’s existed in Iraq.

Wikileaks isn’t going to kill anyone. Sending troops into Iraq under false pretenses has already killed too many to justify the action. Use Wikileaks for its intended purpose, and leak the truth, so we can believe you.

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By: Dafydd http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/08/26/the-wikileaks-story-and-criminal-liability-under-the-espionage-laws/#comment-31624 Fri, 27 Aug 2010 10:52:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7912#comment-31624 Whatever other arguments there are, the internet is definitely a part of the media.

NY Times has a website too.

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By: cynicalme http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/08/26/the-wikileaks-story-and-criminal-liability-under-the-espionage-laws/#comment-31623 Fri, 27 Aug 2010 04:54:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7912#comment-31623 The establishment is p*ssed off. The establishment should p*ss off itself. Don’t pontificate, ponder and posture — pass a law so this isn’t repeated and quit making the Wiki guys heroes.

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By: RSiferd2 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/08/26/the-wikileaks-story-and-criminal-liability-under-the-espionage-laws/#comment-31616 Thu, 26 Aug 2010 22:03:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=7912#comment-31616 I would also wonder if the US would be able to do anything, considering Wikileaks isn’t based in the US on any level. From what I understand, different parts of Wikileaks are in different countries ranging from Iceland to Sweeden. I would presume that prosecution of the organization would have to be within those countries, but I may be wrong on that.

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