Indymedia seizure, what is the point?.

Indymedia seizure

The hard disk containing a dozen national and local Indymedia sites were seized on October 7 provider Rackspace, in its UK office, putting offline most of the national and local branches including those of Italy, Poland, Western Massachusetts, countries Basque, Belgium, Portugal, Brazil, the UK and Germany. The attachment request was leaving Italy and Switzerland, according to statements by ANSA reported the FBI, perhaps concerning alleged offense of apologies after the massacre of Nasiriyah, however, in reference to the MLAT (Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty), an agreement international cooperation between states on the subject of international terrorism, kidnapping and money laundering. But even in this context, it still makes sense to seize the hard disk of a site? Even the stones now know that its contents when stored with a backup may be duplicated, redistributed, and made available online indefinitely. The only justification for the apparent disconnect from mains supply cables is that the police have still need a physical medium, which can be 'visible' and always 'physically' relatable with the accused. It does not seem to bastarne even one copy, leaving the service unchanged, so this 'blackout' has much more the character of a service disruption, ie an open threat to an information system born against any kind of censorship. Even the secretary general of the International Federation of Journalists has indeed spoken of intimidation rather than persecution of any crime. And while, trying to build on this experience, on Slashdot has published a research on the (few) providers that remove the material immediately after an order has been made ​​by an Instant game Molleindustria (' Enduring Indymedia ') that shows the struggle between the political alien to the realities of information in the network and the elusive multiply in the same territory.