20878222 story How WikiLeaks Gags Its Own Staff 236 Posted by samzenpus on Wednesday May 11, 2011 @05:56PM from the do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do dept. robbyyy writes "The New Statesman has just revealed the extent of the legal eccentricity and paranoia that exists at the WikiLeaks organization. The magazine published a leaked copy of the draconian and extraordinary legal gag which WikiLeaks imposes on its own staff. Clause 5 of the Confidentiality Agreement (PDF) imposes a penalty of £12,000,000 (approximately $20,000,000) on anyone who breaches this legal gag. Sounds like they don't trust their own staff."