Q: Is it illegal to download Wikileaks files?
A: Arguably, yes - if the files are confidential, which they usually are. But one might have various defenses, i.e., their confidentiality was lost once published, 1st Amendment rights, and other defenses. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.
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