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HINT: If Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, is Winnie the Pooh, the Constitution is Christopher Robin, and the U.S. government is the bees, then...

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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Dir. John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman. Walt Disney Productions, 1977. Film. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NitBpJaom5k.

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The metaphor created by Winnie the Pooh may seem silly, but it makes an important point. The Internet has created wrinkles in First Amendment scholarship, and amidst the confusion, independent actors have stepped in to claim what they see as rights to free speech. The clashes between WikiLeaks and the U.S. Government have reached legendary proportions and caused near chaos in the hallowed halls of Congress and the blogosphere.

 

So are WikiLeaks’ actions protected or not?

 

The implications of the answer to this question reach far into the future of cyberspace and the courtroom alike.

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