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Congressman Pushes for Terrorist Designation for Wikileaks

Rep. Peter King (the incoming chair of the House Homeland Security Committee) is pushing the Obama administration to designate Wikileaks as an official terrorist organization. The following article on CNET provides some of the rational behind this, but I just feel it’s time wasted to lump Wikileaks together with the terrorists…or even to aggressively go after them. Why? It’s the whack-a-mole syndrome – if Wikileaks is shut down, some other site will emerge to carry its mantle. It just reminds me of the music industry’s battle with Napster. Sure, Napster was effectively neutered after a long, hard slog, but 1000s of other sites were out there for anyone who wanted to download music illegally.

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