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SWEDEN’S PIRATE PARTY OFFERS ASYLUM TO WIKILEAKS

July 28, 2010 by · 6 Comments 

Sweden’s Pirate Party, which currently hosts the Pirate Bay, the BitTorrent site that has repeatedly clashed with the movie and record industries and government authorities over alleged copyright infringement, has offered to give the controversial WikiLeaks.com a safe harbor. The offer came after WikiLeaks released more than 90,000 secret U.S. government documents about the war in Afghanistan, thereby inviting a government investigation and much official wrath. Until now, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has managed to keep his operations dispersed, but U.S. authorities could set up a task force to go after numerous Internet Service Providers who have spread the leaks internationally (a counterpart to Richard Nixon’s infamous “plumbers” group). Chief among WikiLeaks’ web hosts reportedly is Swedish-based PRQ. TorrentFreak.com on Tuesday quoted Anna Troberg of the Pirate Party as saying, “Given that Wikileaks’ activities strike at the very heart of American power, it’s probably just a matter of time before they [the Swedish government] act.”