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Bristol Indymedia has been hosted on a [http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_report?url=http://bristol.indymedia.org Bytemark Debian virtual server since 2005], up until [http://web.archive.org/web/20131104044740/http://bristol.indymedia.org/ November 2013] the site was running [http://www.indymedia.ie/oscailt/ Oscailt], in [https://web.archive.org/web/20140327135034/http://www.bristol.indymedia.org/ March 2014] it was [https://web.archive.org/web/20140831172948/http://bristol.indymedia.org/2014/03/21/welcome-to-the-new-indymedia-site/ re-launched as a WordPress site] ''"using the software [https://code.autistici.org/trac/privacy/browser/trunk/libapache-mod-removeip/upstream/trunk/README modremoveip]"''.
 
Bristol Indymedia has been hosted on a [http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_report?url=http://bristol.indymedia.org Bytemark Debian virtual server since 2005], up until [http://web.archive.org/web/20131104044740/http://bristol.indymedia.org/ November 2013] the site was running [http://www.indymedia.ie/oscailt/ Oscailt], in [https://web.archive.org/web/20140327135034/http://www.bristol.indymedia.org/ March 2014] it was [https://web.archive.org/web/20140831172948/http://bristol.indymedia.org/2014/03/21/welcome-to-the-new-indymedia-site/ re-launched as a WordPress site] ''"using the software [https://code.autistici.org/trac/privacy/browser/trunk/libapache-mod-removeip/upstream/trunk/README modremoveip]"''.
  
On 27th August 2014 [https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2014/08/517810.html Bristol Indymedia reported that], ""
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On 27th August 2014 [https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2014/08/517810.html Bristol Indymedia reported that], ''"the police had a court order to access the Bristol Indymedia server. We don’t know for sure, but assume that our web hosts have complied with the order and given the police this access"''. They disabled open publishing on the server and said ''"it is unlikely that open publishing of news items will ever be re-enabled as it would require complete re-installation of the server"''.
  
The Times has reported that:
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Since then the only source of further information has been from [https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2014/08/517810.html?c=on#c301096 an article in The Times] which reported that the PACE special procedure production order obtained by Avon and Somerset Police and served on Bytemark on 15th August 2014 ''"demands access to the details of administrators and bill-payers, login credentials, information on those who posted articles and the IP addresses of everyone who visited the site over an unspecified period"''.
  
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A copy of the production order, marked restricted but seen by The Times, authorises officers to seize “special procedure” journalistic material. It demands access to the details of administrators and bill-payers, login credentials, information on those who posted articles and the IP addresses of everyone who visited the site over an unspecified period.
 
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The raid on Indymedia Bristol’s server providers Bytemark Hosting took place on Friday August 15 but details of the seizure have just begun to emerge.
 
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'''Corporate Coverage: The Times: [http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article4189888.ece Activist website Indymedia shuts down after police raid] ([https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2014/08/517810.html?c=on#c301096 repost]) | The Bristol Post: [http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Anarchist-website-Bristol-Indymedia-close/story-22848036-detail/story.html Anarchist website Bristol Indymedia to close following police raid] ([https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2014/08/517810.html?c=on#c301088 repost]) '''
 
'''Corporate Coverage: The Times: [http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article4189888.ece Activist website Indymedia shuts down after police raid] ([https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2014/08/517810.html?c=on#c301096 repost]) | The Bristol Post: [http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Anarchist-website-Bristol-Indymedia-close/story-22848036-detail/story.html Anarchist website Bristol Indymedia to close following police raid] ([https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2014/08/517810.html?c=on#c301088 repost]) '''
  
 
'''Activist Coverage: Urban75: [http://www.urban75.net/forums/threads/indymedia-bristol-raided-by-plod-servers-accessed.326921/ Indymedia Bristol raided by plod, servers accessed!] | LibCom: [https://libcom.org/blog/sources-police-raid-bristol-indymedia-29082014 Sources and the police raid on Bristol Indymedia] '''
 
'''Activist Coverage: Urban75: [http://www.urban75.net/forums/threads/indymedia-bristol-raided-by-plod-servers-accessed.326921/ Indymedia Bristol raided by plod, servers accessed!] | LibCom: [https://libcom.org/blog/sources-police-raid-bristol-indymedia-29082014 Sources and the police raid on Bristol Indymedia] '''

Revision as of 18:46, 31 August 2014

Bytemark served with PACE special procedure production order for details from Bristol Indymedia

Bristol Indymedia has been hosted on a Bytemark Debian virtual server since 2005, up until November 2013 the site was running Oscailt, in March 2014 it was re-launched as a WordPress site "using the software modremoveip".

On 27th August 2014 Bristol Indymedia reported that, "the police had a court order to access the Bristol Indymedia server. We don’t know for sure, but assume that our web hosts have complied with the order and given the police this access". They disabled open publishing on the server and said "it is unlikely that open publishing of news items will ever be re-enabled as it would require complete re-installation of the server".

Since then the only source of further information has been from an article in The Times which reported that the PACE special procedure production order obtained by Avon and Somerset Police and served on Bytemark on 15th August 2014 "demands access to the details of administrators and bill-payers, login credentials, information on those who posted articles and the IP addresses of everyone who visited the site over an unspecified period".


Corporate Coverage: The Times: Activist website Indymedia shuts down after police raid (repost) | The Bristol Post: Anarchist website Bristol Indymedia to close following police raid (repost)

Activist Coverage: Urban75: Indymedia Bristol raided by plod, servers accessed! | LibCom: Sources and the police raid on Bristol Indymedia