Indymedia loses another server

Written by Jason Cundall

June 29, 2005 | 12:08

Tags: #bristol #ip-address #raid

You may recall the furore that was caused when the FBI raided a London data centre to gain access to an Indymedia server located there. Well, Indymedia are in the spotlight again, as another agency (albeit a homegrown one this time) with a TLA has seized one of their servers from a location in Bristol:

A computer server and IT equipment belonging to the alternative media network known as Indymedia have been seized by police in Bristol.

The raid is understood to have been prompted by complaints about a message on the site concerning rail vandalism.

A 30-year-old man was arrested, and bailed, on suspicion of incitement to commit criminal damage.

More from the BBC here.

Hmmm. "Freeze, BTP" doesn't really have the same ring as "Freeze, FBI", does it? But all joking aside - does this constitute a breach of freedom of speech? Or are the Transport Police justified in their tactics? Let us know what you think in our News Discussion Forum.
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