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proXaim

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All because someone posted pictures of two cops.
Http://www.indymedia.org
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jenroth

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That is not the real reason, the Government has not admitted their real reasons for doing this, everything being said right now is just theory's.
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The only complaint made to Rackspace was about the welfare of the two G-8 agents. Shortly thereafter the warrants were issued.
Go figure.
Granted it's speculation and conjecture at this point, however there were no other issues that have generated any complaints against Indymedia by any other law enforcement agency(s).

These two agents were threatened.

It is curious that FBI was involved at any rate.

http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/mtoups/nantes/copsinnantes.htm

http://cryptome.org/fbi-imc/fbi-imc-doc.htm
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EFF Challenges Secret Government Order to Shut Down Media Websites San Francisco, CA - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is representing a coalition of independent Internet journalists whose websites were shut down on Thursday, October 7, when their servers were seized by the FBI. The two servers, which were located in the United Kingdom and managed by San Antonio-based Rackspace Managed Hosting, hosted Indymedia's Internet radio station and more than 20 Indymedia websites, as well as several email lists. The seizure was in response to a "Commissioner's Subpoena" issued at the request of a foreign government. Citing a gag order, Rackspace has provided no further details. An FBI spokesperson has confirmed that the subpoena was issued at the request of Italian and Swiss authorities. Earlier this month, the FBI made informal requests to both Rackspace and Indymedia to remove an Indymedia news story that included photos of undercover Swiss investigators posing as anti-globalization activists. At the time, the FBI admitted that the posting did not violate US law... Full Release, Indymedia.org
October 12, 2004
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Today at 04:42 PM

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EFFector Vol. 17, No. 38 October 13, 2004 donna@eff.org

A Publication of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
ISSN 1062-9424

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* Indymedia Servers Mysteriously Reappear, But Questions
Remain
San Francisco, CA - Computer servers seized by the US
government last week have now been returned to Rackspace
Managed Hosting, but questions remain about why and
under what authority this outrageous incident occured.
EFF, which is representing a coalition of independent
Internet journalists whose websites were shut down by
the seizure, will examine the servers to make sure that
they are secure and to preserve evidence for future
legal action.

The seizure, which took place on October 7, was in response
to a "Commissioner's Subpoena" issued at the request
of a foreign government. Although initial reports suggested
that the FBI had taken the servers, the FBI has since
denied any involvement. Citing a gag order, Rackspace
continues to decline to comment on what happened.

The servers hosted Indymedia's Internet radio station
and more than 20 Indymedia websites, as well as several
email lists. When they were seized, it silenced numerous
political news websites for several days - a clear
violation of the First Amendment. "Secret orders silencing US media should be beyond the
realm of possibility in a country that believes in freedom
of speech," said EFF Staff Attorney Kurt Opsahl. "EFF was
founded with the Steve Jackson Games case 14 years ago,
and at that time we established that seizing entire
servers because of a claim about some pieces of
information on them is blatantly illegal and improper.
It appears the government forgot this basic rule, and
we will need to remind them."

EFF will take legal action to find out what really
happened to the servers and ensure that the media are
protected from this kind of egregious First Amendment
violation in the future.


For the breaking news item:
<http://www.eff.org/news/archives/2004_10.php#002006>

For the previous press release: "EFF Challenges Secret
Government Order to Shut Down Media Websites:
<http://www.eff.org/news/archives/2004_10.php#001992>
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