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Wikileaks moving servers to international waters?

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Julian Assange

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Wikileaks is allegedly investing in a boat to move its servers into international waters.

The controversial news site is implementing the move in a bid to evade US law enforcement and protect founder Julian Assange from prosecution, according to a Fox News report.

A source within the hacker community told the network that the firm will be governed by maritime law if it moves its servers offshore, making Assange "safe" from punishment under US jurisdiction.

The US authorities have been investigating Assange's operation for several years after it leaked military and State Department files as well as other classified documents online. However, in 2010 it was ruled that the site's founder could not be prosecuted as a journalist, but may still be charged in the US.

Although the US is yet to take action against Assange, he lost an appeal in November 2011 against extradition to Sweden, where he faces sexual assault charges dating back to 2010.

Assange, who denies the allegations, remains on conditional bail in the UK. He arrived at the Supreme Court today (February 1) to have his appeal against the extradition verdict heard.

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