Internet firm fought court order in WikiLeaks case

AP News

10/10/2011 4:28:55 PM - AP News
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A small California-based Internet provider is the second company to confirm it fought back against a court demanding a customer's account information as part of a criminal investigation into the release of documents by WikiLeaks.Federal prosecutors in Alexandria, Va., are leading a grand jury investigation of the WikiLeaks disclosures, the largest leak ever of classified American documents.On Monday, the CEO of Sonic.net, an Internet provider in Santa Rosa, Calif., confirmed his company tried unsuccessfully to vacate a court order requiring it to divulge certain account information about one of its customers, a WikiLeaks supporter.The story was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.Twitter is currently appealing a similar order.The law allows prosecutors to obtain court orders demanding some account information without a search warrant.