7 December 2012
Barrett Brown a Stellar Exemplar
Given that Barrett Brown has been indicted for (among other things) -
Count One of the most recent indictment alleges that on approximately December
25, 2011, Barrett, aided and abetted by others, knowingly trafficked in more
than five authentication features, knowing that such features were stolen
and produced without lawful authority. According to the indictment, Brown
transferred a hyperlink from an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channel to an IRC
channel under his control. That hyperlink provided access to data stolen
from the company Stratfor Global Intelligence (Stratfor)-
There has been talk on Twitter
and elsewhere that Cryptome might face legal liability as well for having
posted similar hyperlinks.
Have you been approached by law enforcement regarding this matter?
Do you have any official comment on this matter?
Cryptome: The purpose of Cryptome is to publish what officials don't want
Cryptome welcomes publication by you and others of Barrett Brown's hyperlinks
as well as links to Cryptome's
and thereby encourage others to join the opposition to official chilling
of free speech online and elsewhere -- the very thing Stratfor did and does
Mere tweeting and reporting about the hyperlink but not reproducing it aids
official and Stratfor-like chilling of free speech.
Officials and their many obsequious cohorts like Stratfor always exceed their
authority and use over-reaching indictments and illegal spying to initimidate
innocent vicitms and defendants as well as the public by parading fantastic
allegations of threats to their authority.
Unless you object, I intend to post your response, verbatim, on my site.
Cryptome: Of course, why else flaunt democracy on the Internet than to heartburn
the innards of authoritarians. Barrett Brown is a stellar burner of cold,