LifeinAsia - 4:41 pm on Dec 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
I doubt that copyright laws would apply. There may be some national security angles they could play. But eventually, wikileaks would just move offshore where they can't be touched (not sure why they didn't do that in the first place).
The U.S. government certainly does not have ultimate control over domain names.
From the U.S. Copyright Office [copyright.gov]:
"Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed."
So the authors of the papers leaked could probably sue for copyright infringement and spend months working through the judicial system.