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Assange on the Run: Going Nowhere for Now

Julian Assange

Julian Assange at New Media Days 09 in Copenhagen. Courtesy New Media DaysAssange now has help, but seemingly not enough. He’s surrounded by hostile Brits and a government threatening to storm the Ecuadoran embassy where he’s holed up. Ecuador’s government has granted him political asylum and is calling the Brits’ bluff, pointedly reminding them they’re not a colony and haven’t been for quite a long time. If he does manage to escape and get his feet safely planted on Ecuadoran soil, he has a good chance of being able to […]

Megauploads, WikiLeaks and Independence Day

Today is the Fourth of July, the day when we in the U.S. celebrate whatever we perceive to be the vision of our founding families. This would seem to be a good time to wonder what the framers of our constitution would think about the way we’ve been applying, or not applying, due process to the Internet. There are two cases in the news these days that are quite disturbing. For starters, there’s Megaupload. The only things that Kim Dotcom, aka Kim Schmitz, appears to have done wrong was to […]