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 Post subject: Feds seize Indymedia servers
PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 5:20 am 
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/10/08 ... dia_raids/

By John Leyden
Published Friday 8th October 2004 18:44 GMT

"The FBI yesterday seized a pair of UK servers used by Indymedia, the independent newsgathering collective, after serving a subpoena in the US on Indymedia's hosting firm, Rackspace. Why or how remains unclear.

Rackspace UK complied with a legal order and handed over hard disks without first notifying Indymedia. It's unclear if the raid was executed under extra-territorial provisions of US legislation or the UK's Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA). Provisions of RIPA make it a criminal offence to discuss warrants, so Rackspace would not be able to discuss the action with its customer Indymedia, or with the media."


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what did indymedia do?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 2:29 pm 
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I don't know, the type of subpoena served on Rackspace UK forbids them from talking about it
I was hoping someone here knew something about Indymedia


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Update

Servers seized by FBI returned - but who wanted what?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/10/14 ... vers_back/

By John Lettice
Published Thursday 14th October 2004 09:51 GMT


"The Indymedia hardware seized in London last week were put back in place over the last 24 hours, but their return puts the UK Home Office even more on the spot. The original hard disks, apparently with the original data, have been returned, which suggests strongly that the authorities wanted sight of information that is on them.

Who these authorities are remains as open a question as what they wanted to see, but given the convoluted nature of the seizure process (the FBI apparently acting under a US-UK treaty on behalf of Switzerland and/or Italy to seize hardware in London), the British Home Office must surely have been presented with at least a flimsy pretext for its approval of the operation."
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Update pt.2

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/10/14 ... onnection/

Indymedia seizures: a trawl for Genoa G8 trial cover-up?

By John Lettice
Published Thursday 14th October 2004 16:14 GMT

"Indymedia and other interested parties are to seek an injunction preventing the export of the contents of the servers that were seized last week. This content is thought to have included correspondence with lawyers involved in the case against Genoa police accused of grievous bodily harm, falsifying evidence, slander and abuse of police powers, during and subsequent to the 2001 G8 summit.

The servers housed data belonging to a number of Indymedia journalists, including Mark Covell, who was beaten close to death by Genoa police, and is now involved in actions against them. One demonstrator was shot dead by police. Covell told The Register that email to his lawyers in Italy is likely to have been on the servers, and that a number of separate challenges to the seizures were pending. The injunction is likely to be sought by human rights solicitor Gareth Pierce within the next 24 hours."
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holy shiiiiiii!!!


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the plot thickens :lol:


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Would someone tell me WHAT THE FUCK is going on here?!


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Something illegal, that's what.


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Thats about what I garnered.


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urmumsacow wrote:
Would someone tell me WHAT THE FUCK is going on here?!


Indymedia got an anal-probe bigtime


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2004 3:37 am 
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Sounds like more jack booted thuggery to me.


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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/10/21 ... ce_denial/

Indymedia: the tale of the servers 'nobody' seized

By John Lettice
Published Thursday 21st October 2004 13:27 GMT

"Nobody seized Indymedia's servers, apparently. On the 7th October hosting company Rackspace 'acted in compliance' with a court order and two servers belonging to Indymedia were removed from Rackspace's premises in London.

But the denials of involvement roll in, the latest coming from UK Home Office minister Caroline Flint, who in answer to Parliamentary questions said: "I can confirm that no UK law enforcement agencies were involved in the matter... In the circumstances I do not therefore believe that it is necessary for me to make a statement."
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:15 pm 
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Alright lets look at this reasonably.

Who cares about england?
Who cares about indymedia?

Thats right, no one's heard of either. If they dissapeared no one would notice.


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you can bet your ass the Irish and Scots would throw a big party :P


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they'd be drinking for years non stop....not to say they dont now.


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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/11/11 ... _response/


We seize servers, you can't complain - US gov

By John Lettice
Published Thursday 11th November 2004 12:22 GMT

"Indymedia seizures The US Government is attempting to block efforts to find out who seized Indymedia's servers in London last month. The Government has filed a motion in San Antonio District Court opposing the Electronic Frontier Foundation's motion to unseal the court order which resulted in the seizures, and arguing among other things that unsealing would "seriously jeopardize" an "ongoing criminal terrorism investigation".


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Jeez jafah who are you? David duchovney?!

While I admire your spirit on bringing the truth to light I gotta ask do you even know what indymedia did (as in what they said they did for the world)?

While I'm usually outraged about the concept of cloak and dagger govt stuff I just find myself not caring here. Go US!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 8:13 am 
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urmumsacow wrote:
Jeez jafah who are you? David duchovney?!

While I admire your spirit on bringing the truth to light I gotta ask do you even know what indymedia did (as in what they said they did for the world)?

While I'm usually outraged about the concept of cloak and dagger govt stuff I just find myself not caring here. Go US!



if you're not interested...don't read it :)

nobody knows what indymedia did, not even indymedia and they won't know until they are done checking :wink:

think about it, you host your whatever somewhere and some other gov't wants a look...you're screwed with nowhere to go. This kind of stuff can't go unchecked


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 8:17 am 
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I was talking about what the company did, no to piss off the US, just what it did pre getting owned by the US.


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urmumsacow wrote:
I was talking about what the company did, no to piss off the US, just what it did pre getting owned by the US.


nobody knows for sure, info about what they were looking for is sealed...there is speculation about an Italian prosecutor looking for info about a terrorist bombing in the article

have to wait and see


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