UK: Seizure of Indymedia's webservers in London


At 5pm on 13 October Rackspace (London-based service provider of a US company) informed Indymedia that the two servers they had handed over were now back in their office. Indymedia is now examining whether they have been "compromised". It is still not clear who Rackspace handed the two servers to - was it directly to the FBI in compliance with a US court order? This would be unlawful for a UK-based company. Or did the Home Office agree under the UK-USA Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty? See: The Register and UK-USA: Was the seizure of Indymedia's servers in London unlawful or did the UK government collude? and Indymedia seizures: a trawl for Genoa G8 trial cover-up? Injunction sought against export of evidence & see: Petition in support of Indymedia (14.10.04)

 

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