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Re: Internet Freedom Shut Down (ehj site closed)

Es scheint keine Polizeiaktion, sondern eine Entscheidung 
des ISP gewesen zu sein. Gerade mit diesem Problem hat 
sich die AUI sehr kontrovers auseinandergesetzt. Eine 
Diskussion, die bei uns noch ansteht. Dabei ist die Frage 
wie ernst wir das Internet als Kanal demokratischer 
Meinungsäusserung sehen und inwieweit ein Schutz des 
Content-Providers erforderlich wird.


>Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 13:12:18 GMT0BST
>From: "Yaman Akdeniz" <lawya@lucs-01.novell.leeds.ac.uk>
>Subject: Re:  Internet Freedom Shut Down (ehj site closed)
>To: gilc-plan@privacy.org
>Reply-To: gilc-plan@gilc.org
>This is from the Internet Freedom and their web pages are back on 
>where they belong. Apparently it has nothing to do with the 
>Anti-Terrorist forces. It is just that the ISP is annoyed.
>Date sent:        Thu, 18 Sep 1997 12:57:15 +0100
>To:               "Yaman Akdeniz" <lawya@lucs-01.novell.leeds.ac.uk>
>From:             Internet Freedom <campaign@netfreedom.org> Subject: 
>        Re: Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties (UK) offers help
>Dear Yaman,
>Thanks for you prompt response. Here is the lastest on the situation.
>Yesterday lunchtime, Internet Freedom's UK web site was shut down by
>our Internet Service Provider Easynet PLC. They were contacted late
>afternoon and Roy Howitt told the Campaign that Easynet had "been
>instructed to remove the site by the Anti-terrorist Branch".
>After further investigation, we have discovered that Scotland Yard do
>not seem to have been involved and Easynet now deny their original
>justification. They  claim that they were "merely cleaning up their
>servers" and had been alerted to the site after a critical email last
>After negotiations, Easynet have agreed to reinstate the site for two
>and a half months from this weekend.
>If it were not for the rapid response of the Internet community and
>the Internet press it is quite possible that we would not have been
>able to persuade Easynet to reinstate the site.
>The action demonstrates the consequences of a climate of caution and
>the trend for Internet Service Providers to become moral arbiters of
>If you know of anyone that can help out with space after our initial
>period with Easynet expires please let us know.
>Best wishes,
>Chris Ellison
>pp Internet Freedom
>>Please do contact me asap and I will try to arrange some mirror sites
>>plus other press releases.
>Yaman Akdeniz <lawya@leeds.ac.uk>
>Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties (UK) at: