The French government’s effort to stop a French company from hosting WikiLeaks has failed for now.
Two courts say they need more time to examine the issue.
Industry Minister Eric Besson has ordered a state agency to examine how to prevent WikiLeaks from being hosted in France. Web services company OVH has been hosting it since last week.
OVH sought a ruling by two courts about the legality of hosting WikiLeaks in France, and the judges said this week they couldn’t decide on the highly technical case right away.
WikiLeaks has been releasing publicly more than 250,000 often-embarrassing U.S. diplomatic memos.