Wikileaks gets Pirate Party offer of Refuge, Servers and Hosting
By on July 28th, 2010

The Pirate Party has declared an open war against the media industry. It has started providing bandwidth and hosting to the Pirate Bay and wants to bring more such names under its banner. Next on its list of godchildren is Wikileaks. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange became an online phenomenon after his interview by TED and his leakage of confidential video footages from the Iraq war.

Many term him as a conspiracy theorist and others call him an elite hacker. Whatever he is, USA is not ready to take it and the next best place he can be at is either Sweden or Ireland. Sweden and Ireland have lenient laws, which are inclined to support the EFF and denounce the DMCA laws. The Swedish Pirate Party has offered help and support to the Wikileaks website by offering free hosting and bandwidth.

Concerned voices have raised questions and made statements on this matter saying,

Now is the decisive moment for our Swedish politicians. Will they have enough backbone to stand up on Wikileaks and democracy, or will they give way to the U.S. and go after PRQ and Wikileaks?

The United States will  ask  for an  explanation  from the Swedish Government for this refuge and they had better have a good answer to continue doing whatever this is that they are doing.

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Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. He rants occasionally at Techarraz.com. You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.

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