WikiLeaks Says Its California Web Host Complied With U.S. Document Demand
By Linda Sandler – Aug 25, 2011 7:57 AM ET
WikiLeaks said its Web host in California complied with a court order obtained by the U.S. for production of information on Julian Assange, the company’s founder.
The California host, Dynadot, received an order to produce the information under the Patriot Act, WikiLeaks said on a Twitter news feed. The U.S. has been investigating Assange and others who may have helped leak diplomatic cables and classified military documents through the WikiLeaks website.
The order by a magistrate judge in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, filed under seal on Jan. 4, demanded customer or subscriber account information for each account registered to, or associated with WikiLeaks, its founder, or the company’s domain name from Nov. 1, 2009, according to a copy of the court order posted on Twitter.
A record of the sealed order couldn’t be confirmed immediately in court documents. Calls and e-mails to Gareth Peirce, a lawyer for Assange, and Dynadot President Todd Han weren’t immediately returned.
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