(excerpt from) Information Week
WikiLeaks Servers To Be Hosted By Pirate Party
by Antone Gonsalves
August 18, 2010
Julian Assange’s organization will received free hosting and bandwidth from a Swedish political party that advocates copyright reform and abolishing the patent system.
Sweden’s Pirate Party has agreed to host several new servers of WikiLeaks, an international group denounced by the U.S. government for publishing tens of thousands of military documents related to the Afghanistan War.
The political party, known for its fight to reform laws governing copyright and patents, announced Tuesday that an agreement was reached during a recent visit to Stockholm by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Under the deal, the Pirate Party, which also hosts the controversial site The Pirate Bay, will provide bandwidth and hosting to WikiLeaks free of charge.
“The contribution of WikiLeaks is tremendously important to the entire world,” Rick Falkvinge, leader of the party said in a statement. “We desire to contribute to any effort that increases transparency and accountability of power in the world.”
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