Bristol Indymedia Legal Information Page
This page contains the legal information about the Bristol Indymedia project including our legal status, our disclaimer and information about articles posted on the website.
Bristol Indymedia is an Internet service provider host as described in The Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002, section 19;
19. Where an information society service is provided which consists of the storage of information provided by a recipient of the service, the service provider (if he otherwise would) shall not be liable for damages or for any other pecuniary remedy or for any criminal sanction as a result of that storage where -Any content (text, image, audio, or video) posted to this web site is owned by its author. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the people contributing to the site and are not necessarily endorsed by Bristol Indymedia.
As an all-volunteer organization, Bristol Indymedia does not have the means to guarantee the accuracy of news or opinions posted to the newswire.
Because, unless otherwise stated, site content is licensed free of charge for non-commercial use, there is no warranty for the content. Except when otherwise stated in writing, the Bristol Indymedia collective and/or other parties provide the content "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk of use of the content is with you. Should the content prove faulty, inaccurate, or otherwise unacceptable you assume the cost of all necessary repair or correction.
In no event unless agreed to in writing will the Bristol Indymedia collective, or any other party who may mirror and/or redistribute the content as permitted above, be liable to you for damages, including any general, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the content, even if the Bristol Indymedia collective or other party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Legal Editing of Articles
A few articles posted on this site may have had a portion removed as some may consider the edited parts as a form of incitement. This is always indicated as such on the article. BIMC is committed to media democracy; this means that you may read the words of people who claim to do things you don't agree with. BIMC is committed to maintaining the Bristol Indymedia site as an outlet for open news in the South West.
We also then edit the guidelines to add that we reserve the right to edit what may be considered incitement out of an article, into the guidelines.
Legal Information on IP Data
It is also of note that Bristol Indymedia only knows the information that a user chooses to provide with a post. We do not keep any IP data on users. This fact was confirmed at a meeting 24th September 2007 where representatives of British Transport police accepted that following the investigation and, contrary to information given to the police at the time by an informant, the position of Bristol Indymedia was correct in that we did not have the IP data the police were seeking.