US seizes independent media sites

The FBI has shut down some 20 sites which were part of Indymedia, the alternative media network representing a news source for the anti-globalisation movement and other social justice issues.

A US court order forced the firm hosting the material to hand over two servers in the UK used by the group.

The UK site of Indymedia is now running again but several of the other 20 sites affected are still offline. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has teamed up with Indymedia to investigate possible responses to the seizure of their information.

Via BBC News Futurewire.