Julian Assange of WikiLeaks writes that:
A California court has issued a subpoena demanding Google reveal the IP addresses of journalists writing for a corruption busting journal from the Caribbean.
The August 28 subpoena [pdf], issued by the Superior Court, County of Santa Clara, as part of a “libel tourism” action taken by non-US property developers, demands detailed information about the operators of “[email protected]”.
The account is the main email address of the TCI Journal, the most influential journal covering the Turks & Caicos Islands.
According to the notifying letter from Google to the Journal, Google intends to hand over the requested records in just over two weeks, without any defense, and states that the Journal may file a counter-motion with the Santa-Clara court itself.
More background on the issues leading to the subpoena are available on WikiLeaks.org.