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  •  the solution (5+ / 0-)

    Automatically replicate Wikileaks in 10 different countries with a country specific domain for all 10.  It now takes 10 court cases in 10 countries to shut down Wikileaks.  

    By automatically replicating, electronic records can be much more robust against legal challenges than paper ever could.

    "Reality has a well-known liberal bias." -Stephen Colbert

    by Monkey In Chief on Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 10:49:54 AM PST

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    •  Fragmented Mirrors (8+ / 0-)

      The technique you described is known as "mirroring", and it's widely used on the Web. WikiLeaks probably already uses it to keep its content synced under multiple names and at multiple different server sites, to avoid the dreaded "single point of failure" (better understood as the "single failurepoint", a bottleneck which will cut off a whole system if that point fails).

      The problem then isn't that WikiLeaks is off the Web, it's that people used to looking for "WikiLeaks.uk" won't find it, links to it by that name will fail, and they won't know where to look for the other names, or that they can.

      The scheme I described eliminates that single failurepoint in favor of a truly redundant system. That doesn't rely on solely tech protection, but also features of global legal systems. It's not the default yet, but probably will be sometime soon to protect from these kinds of attacks.

      "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

      by DocGonzo on Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 01:07:23 PM PST

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