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WikiLeaks Intends To Sue Visa And MasterCard For Blocking Payment

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posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 01:49 PM
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Hope they screw billions out of the banker wankers.

techcrunch.com...


WikiLeaks and its credit card processing partner Datacell have just announced their intent to file suit in the EU against credit card companies Visa and Mastercard for blocking donations to the service last year.

In early December the two payments companies cut off all payments to the relatively quiet as of late organization, with Mastercard citing that its “rules prohibit customers from directly or indirectly engaging in or facilitating any action that is illegal.” The legality of WikiLeaks itself is still a matter of debate.

However, Visa and Mastercard were not alone in withdrawing their support, as both PayPal and Amazon also pulled their services from WikiLeaks, which facilitates anonymous leaks of sensitive information including hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables. WikiLeaks does not mention Amazon or PayPal in the suit.

WikiLeaks is holding that the PayPal and Visa blocks count as “anti-competitive” and violate Article 101 (1) and 102 of the EU competition laws, seeking to file a complaint in the Danish Maritime and Commercial Court. As of yet, according to the release, that complaint has not been filed.




posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 01:55 PM
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Heaven forbid a company might choose who uses it's services, especially when the legality of Wikileaks is under scrutiny.

Trust me, Visa and MasterCard are greedy enough, if they think they won't get into trouble supporting Wikileaks, they will.

Sounds like Wikileaks are trying to profit from driving even larger wedges between countries than already exist. Sickening.



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 02:20 PM
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Legality of wikileaks is not under scrutiny. There was media hype and fearmongering but there is no legal stance against wikileaks. Also they may choose who they do business with but if they close an account they need to give the money from that account.



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 05:34 PM
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Anti trust means companies comspiring together to fix a price or eliminate competitioon between the 2. It has nothing to do with private companies ability to refuse service to private individuals they dont want to do business with.

A BS lawsuit thats not going to go anywhere.



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