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Default Victory...Wikileaks banking blockade

Victory in the first court case in the fight against the imfamous Wikileaks banking blockade.

In a case against Valitor, formerly VISA Iceland, Reykjavík District Court just ruled the company had violated contract laws by blocking credit card donations to Wikileaks. After WikiLeaks' publications revealing U.S. war crimes and statecraft in 2010, U.S. financial institutions, including VISA, MasterCard, Bank of America, erected a banking blockade against WikiLeaks wholly outside of any judicial or administrative process. The blockade stripped away over 95% of donations from supporters of WikiLeaks, costing the organization in excess of USD 20M.

The court ruled that the donation gateway should be reopened within 14 days otherwise Valitor will be penalized with a fine of 800 000 ISK daily. WikiLeaks is persuing several actions against the blockade and a European Commission preliminary investigation into the blockade was started last July. A Commission decision on whether to pursue the financial services companies involved in the blockade is expected before the end of August.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, said "This is a significant victory against Washington's attempt to silence WikiLeaks. We will not be silenced. Economic censorship is censorship. It is wrong. When it's done outside of the rule of law its doubly wrong. One by one those involved in the attempted censorship of WikiLeaks will find themselves on the wrong side of history."


This brings up some interesting things. In Iceland where this case occurred, Visa has been found in fault for breaking a contract. I am not sure this will be the same for the rest of them elsewhere in the world.

Coming up sometime in the summer I think it is, this same sort of case will be tried in the UK. I think it is the forerunner to opening up the funding for Wikileaks again, despite political pressures not to. Now Visa's home office is in the US and it is possible they could claim that Iceland is not worth the money they take in to obey the law and close the Vista offices in Iceland. It's possible but not probable. But closing them in the UK wouldn't be a consideration.

There is also the conceivable idea that even though warez sites violate the TOS of payment sites that it too could be rendered as not enforceable. I admit that is probably a long shot but hey, it's not outside the realm of outcomes.

Should something like that happen to warez, it woudl be interesting to see if Rapidgator might surface in court for the income denied them from the payment processor.

This also shows the amount of corruption to the US government through regulatory capture. That some industry can put enough pressure on heads of government to activate these kinds of demands, shows how rotten to the core the government of this land is.
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What about our government AU They have done nothing at all to help a fellow citizen while they have done so much for other Aussie's in trouble overseas. I hope he does succeed in suing the Aussie government, cause they are just as corrupt if not worse than the US.
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