Amazon removes Wikileaks from their servers, Boycott ensues.

eyelight

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 16, 2010
Messages
8,199
Yesterday, under pressure from US Senator and Israeli agent Joe Lieberman, Amazon.com without warning, removed Wikileaks from their "cloud servers".

One of the products Amazon sells is space on their cloud servers at a very competitive rate. Thousands of websites, including WikiLeaks, use their service.

Amazon.com gave no notice to WikiLeaks. Normally, in an ethical and legal business relationship, notice is given when contracts are terminated to allow for smooth transition. In fact, if WikiLeaks had chosen to terminate the contract with Amazon, they would have been required to give 30 days notice.

Amazon.com gave no such notice, they just unplugged the servers. As a result, WikiLeaks was down for several hours today.


Wikileaks have responded by saying “if Amazon are so uncomfortable with the first amendment, they should get out of the business of selling books.”

A consumer boycott of Amazon is now being started.
 


RepStones

Active member
Joined
Nov 22, 2010
Messages
191
This I'd the same amazon who cried 'free speech' when there was an outcry for it to remove a 'how to be a caring paedophile' book a few weeks ago. They caved into pressure from US govt and Joe Lieberman.
 

Thac0man

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 13, 2006
Messages
6,444
Twitter
twit taa woo
Joe Lieberman should be impeached from office, this is an abuse of his power
How is protecting US policy an abuse of a US senators powers? If anything it is part of the job he is elected to do.
 

former wesleyan

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 29, 2009
Messages
25,605
How is protecting US policy an abuse of a US senators powers? If anything it is part of the job he is elected to do.
Quibble, quibble, quibble !:D
 


New Threads

Popular Threads

Most Replies

Top