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Statement from Rackspace

Peace News | 08.10.2004 17:48 | FBI Server Seizure | Indymedia

Statement issued to press regarding the seizure of IMC webservers

Peace News has been investigating the story during the day (hassling the press offices of Met, the US embassy, etc anyone we can think of ... and hitting a lot of silence). The following is a complete copy of the text of a statement issued by Rackspace's US press office within the past hour.

"In the present matter regarding Indymedia, Rackspace Managed Hosting, a US based company with offices in London, is acting in compliance with a court order pursuant to a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT), which establishes procedures for countries to assist each other in investigations such as international terrorism, kidnapping and money laundering. Rackspace responded to a Commissioner’s subpoena, duly issued under Title 28, United States Code, Section 1782 in an investigation that did not arise in the United States. Rackspace is acting as a good corporate citizen and is cooperating with international law enforcement authorities. The court prohibits Rackspace from commenting further on this matter.

For additional information on the MLAT, please visit  http://library.lp.findlaw.com/articles/file/00297/002460/title/Subject/topic/Criminal%20Justice_Extradition%20and%20Detainers/filename/criminaljustice_2_2251"

This appears to confirm the suspicion that a gagging order has been made. The other point to note is that the company confirm that the investigation "did not arise" in the US.

Liberty confirmed that they have been contacted about the case and are looking into it.

Peace News
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Comments

Display the following 6 comments

  1. About MLAT treaty — Monsieur Latte
  2. What of the mainstream media? — Dave
  3. corprate press decided not to run with it — corporate priorities
  4. First they came for the IMC... — News Editor
  5. Easy e-access — News Editor
  6. please delete the corporate whore links — JB
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