Free speech debate ignited as judge gags whistleblower siteFebruary 20, 2008
Mark McCreary has been quoted in several publications regarding a case against whistleblower site Wikileaks.org, a Web site that allows whistleblowers to publish sensitive information. A judge recently ordered an injunction against the site at the “behest of a Swiss bank and its Cayman Islands subsidiary.”
Said McCreary in CIO Today, "While First Amendment rights are not an absolute defense to reporting false information, it does appear here that Wikileaks.org is being censored without adequate opportunity to defend and/or explain its actions and postings….What is wholly unclear is the basis that the complainant set forth in its request directly to Wikileaks.org to take down the complained-of material."
The decision was later overturned, enabling the site to return to normal operations.
McCreary was quoted in several places, including the following:
“Web Host Bows to Court, Shutters Whistleblower Site” – CIO Today, February 19, 2008
“Free speech debate ignited as judge gags whistleblower site” – The Tech Herald, February 20, 2008
“Judge Relents, Restores Wikileaks as Master of Its Domain” – E-Commerce Times, February 29, 2008
“Wikileaks Returns as Judge Reverses Himself” – Newsfactor.com, March 3, 2008