Julian Assange Probably Won't Get Done by the US for Publishing Secrets on Wikileaks

By Gary Cutlack on at

The US Justice Department has said it's unlikely to push charges against Julian Assange for publishing leaked documents, as the freedom of speech laws that protect journalists also happen to cover Assange's Wikileaks enterprise.

Although a final decision has yet to be made, official say he's probably going to get away without prosecution unless he's found to have broken some other laws while going about his leak work. The key difference is that Assange acted only as a publisher, whereas the likes of Snowden and Manning actually leaked the data -- which is seen as the bigger crime. [Washington Post via The Verge]