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Transcript of WikiLeaks

Intellectual freedom or stolen goods?
Local, National, Global
Against access: For access:

"My administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government."
The WikiLeaks Debate:
Impact:
Library of Congress initially blocked access to wikileaks.

Many librarians do not want to advocate or support "stolen goods".

They claim we do not know a lot about the editors motive or inclusion and exclusion of any information.

Bill Sleeman, a librarian at a Law Library, asks is we as a library community want to support stealing and release of more information.
ALA 2011 Midwinter meeting in support of wikileaks-like materials.

50%-90% of classified information is thought to be over classified.

James Jacobs claims wikileaks posts are all vetted.

Pentagon Paper of 1971 not declassified.

Our job is to give access to materials no matter our personal opinion
Will WikiLeaks help increase the desire and ability for governments to strengthn restrictions and censorship online?

Is the information on WikiLeaks dangerous or harmful to certain countries, including the USA?

Or is WikiLeaks helping to spread the word about important global issues that need to be addressed?
$1.25
Monday, October 4, 2006
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Free Press
What is WikiLeaks?
Final Thoughts and Opinions:
Independent and global group of people to provide for an anonymous way for sources to leak information.

They claim to assess and verify all new stories and their validity by doing a forensic analysis before publishing documents.

WikiLeaks has battled many legal and political attacks.

Stand behind the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by defending freedom of speech and media publishing, the improvement of common historical record and the support of the rights of all people to create a new history.

Bradley Manning's release of the Iraq War Logs in 2010 is only a small part of the WikiLeaks website.




Where do we fit in, what is our ethical obligation?

My opinions in support of Jacobs argument.

Final thoughts about WikiLeaks and the information on
the website.

Think about the argument. Where do you fit in the
debate?
WikiLeaks
Presentation by Tristin Triplett
Sources:

(2011, May 7). https://wikileaks.org/about.html

Conner, T. R. (2011). ALA Councilor Report from Midwinter 2011. SRRT Newsletter Social Responsibilities Round Table), (174), 4-6.

Jacobs, J. (2011, February 18). A Librarian reacts to "A Librarian Reacts to WikiLeaks". http://ethics.journalism.wisc.edu/2011/02/18/a-librarian-reacts-to-a-librarian-reacts-to-wikileaks/

Kagan, A. (2011). ALA and WikiLeaks. American Libraries, 42(3/4), 6.

Karhula, P. (2011, January 1). What is the effect of WikiLeaks for Freedom of Information?. http://www.ifla.org/files/assets/faife/publications/spotlights/wikileaks-karhula.pdf

Kelley, M., Blumenstein, L., Fialkoff, F., Hadro, J., & Miller, R. (2011). Library of Congress Blocks WikiLeaks Site. Library Journal, 136(1), 14.

Raymond, M. (2010, December 3). Why the Library of Congress is Blocking Wikileaks. http://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2010/12/why-the-library-of-congress-is-blocking-wikileaks/

Sleeman, B. (2011, January 24). A Librarian reacts to WikiLeaks. https://ethics.journalism.wisc.edu/2011/01/24/a-librarian-reacts-to-wikileaks/
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