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<nettime> Leaked material as evidence in court cases
Felix Stalder on Thu, 6 Jan 2011 16:53:17 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime> Leaked material as evidence in court cases


Like everyone else, I lost track of the many Wikileaks related events. 
There are simply too many of them. Which is probably a healthy thing, since 
it takes the focus away from Wikileaks. 

This little snippet from The Guardian [1] indicates that the material is, 
indeed, making its way into the court system as *evidence* of sorts. And, 
who would have guessed, it's deep sea explorers who appear to be the first 
here. 

> Deep-sea explorers have introduced a WikiLeaks release into a legal
> battle with the Spanish government over sunken treasure. A cable
> published last month revealed the US state department had offered to
> help Spain against Florida-based Odyssey Marine Exploration, who found
> 17 tons of coins in a Spanish galleon, in return for Madrid's help in
> returning a painting seized by the Nazis to a US citizen.
> 
> The divers have filed a motion [2] asking the appeal court hearing 
> the case to require the US government to note its interests.


While I honestly don't care about this particulary case, it seem to
indicate that the quality of the mainstream media's reporting on
Wikileaks is not central to impact the relases can have.


[1] http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2011/jan/06/wikileaks-latest-
developments

[2] http://tinyurl.com/39slxq8




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