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WikiLeaks Sez: Leaking Is BAAAAAAD

Thursday, May 12, 2011, 17:32 EDT Leave a comment Go to comments

Pot, kettle, and all that, via Wired:

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange now makes his associates sign a draconian nondisclosure agreement that, among other things, asserts that the organization’s huge trove of leaked material is “solely the property of WikiLeaks,” according to a report Wednesday.

“You accept and agree that the information disclosed, or to be disclosed to you pursuant to this agreement is, by its nature, valuable proprietary commercial information,” the agreement reads, “the misuse or unauthorized disclosure of which would be likely to cause us considerable damage.”

For those keeping score at home, here’s a recap:

  1. WikiLeaks exists so that other people can leak documents that aren’t theirs to the WikiLeaks publicity hound, er, founder, who isn’t supposed to have them.
  2. WikiLeakspublicity hound, er, founder’s doesn’t actually do anything except leak the leaked documents he isn’t supposed to have to more people who aren’t supposed to have them.
  3. WikiLeakspublicity hound, er, founder relies on leakers to get attention for himself.
  4. Without leaks, WikiLeaks would be, well, just Wiki.
  5. WikiLeakspublicity hound, er, founder now wants future prospective leakers to agree that if they leak the documents they got from someone else to anybody else, they will have to pay him a lot of money.
  6. This pretty much guarantees that no one will ever want to leak anything to WikiLeaks again.

This is a lot like the rocket scientists at the Associated Press, who have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the photos of Osama bin Laden’s dead body so they can … wait for it … decide whether or not the photos should be made public.

God bless the stupid, for they can’t help but reveal themselves. Of course, they’re too stupid to realize they’re doing it. That’s what makes it so much fun for the rest of us.

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