Thursday, November 12, 2009

No Safe Place

The Justice Department is attempting to mine the roles of Indymedia. I've never been a fan of the site or the kind of discussion that goes on there, but I think this is bad, bad, bad.

Investors.com - A Curious Subpoena: "
IBD EDITORIALS
A Curious Subpoena
Posted 11/10/2009 07:36 PM ET
Big Brother: The Justice Department wants an online news site to hand over its visitor list. Why? No one's quite sure yet. But if this is just a fishing expedition by the government, it's a troubling precedent.

The unusual request for information, delivered via a grand jury subpoena to Philadelphia-based Indymedia.us, also demanded that the Web site 'not ... disclose the existence of this request,' unless the Justice Department approves it."