Month: February 2010

The cost of free speech

“At some point people who care about free speech will realise that free speech has to be funded, otherwise it’s not free.”

Paul Lashmar, quoted in a BBC news article

WikiLeaks, for those of you who don’t already know, is a website which publishes anonymous whistleblowing documents. It has had to stop operating, temporarily at least, because of a lack of money. It costs money to retain complete freedom from editorial control, a sentiment beautifully summed up above.