Indymedia Parliamentary Question: Richard Allan MP [Sheffield Hallam]

Indymedia Parliamentary Question: Richard Allan, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam

I have had a few emails over the last couple of days about the seizure of disks holding material published by Indymedia and hosted in London by Rackspace.

Details of this can be found at Indymedia itself and on The Register and the BBC.

Will comment further later, but just to say for now that this is worrying and I have tabled a Parliamentary question to the Home Office as a result. This is due to be answered on Friday 15th Oct and is worded as follows:

Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with US law enforcement agencies concerning the seizure of material from UK-based internet hosting providers; and if he will make a statement.

This is a round about form of wording but is necessary to fit the rules for Parliamentary questions. I will post the response when answered and try to follow up with other questions.

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