Indymedia Server Seizure Draws Attention of Many

The seizure of 20 servers for the alternative Independent Media Center on Oct. 7 has drawn the attention of the ACLU, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the interest of government officials in Great Britain and other European countries. It is still unclear exactly why the servers, which were returned on Oct 12, were seized in the first place. More here from an AP wire story and ongoing updates from Indymedia.

“The significance of this is that apparently, a foreign government, based on a secret process, can have the U.S. government silence independent news sources without ever having to answer to the American people about how that kind of restraint could happen,” said Keith Bankston, a lawyer for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which drafted the motion. “Every press organization should be asking, ‘Am I next?'”