LiveLeak pulls anti-Koran documentary
But movie has gone viral
Video-sharing website LiveLeak has removed the anti-Koran documentary Fitna by Dutch MP Geert Wilders after receiving threats. “We stood for what we believe in, the ability to be heard, but in the end the price was too high,” a statement reads. No details were given, except that the threats were “of a very serious nature”.
LiveLeak.com, based in Manchester, says it has strict stance on remaining unbiased and allowing freedom of speech within the boundaries of the law. There was no legal reason to refuse Wilders the right to post his film. “This is a sad day for freedom of the speech on the net,” the site says.
Over three million people visited LiveLeak before the 17-minute film was pulled on Friday. Since then, the movie has gone viral. YouTube is now one of many sites hosting a ripped version of the LiveLeak video.
Full article: theregister.co.uk