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Wikileaks domain name yanked in spat over leaked documents

A California judge orders that domain name disabled after a Swiss bank says that confidential documents were posted -- but they've already been mirrored.

A federal judge in California has pulled the plug on Wikileaks.org, a Web site that specializes in posting leaked documents often provided by whistleblowers.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White on Friday ordered that the domain name be disabled at the behest of a group of Swiss bankers who filed a lawsuit alleging that confidential information appeared on Wikileaks.org.

Read the full story on Declan McCullagh's Iconoclast blog.