[Imc-uk-process] legal structures?
mayler at linuxmail.org
Sun Nov 7 16:03:43 PST 2004
"> One thought -- for articles that are causing legal
> problems we could start adding redirects on the UK sites
> to redirect requests for these pages to mirrors not in the
This sounds like a really good idea to me :)
> "There has been some discussion on imc-uk-legal about
> setting up a legal body, personally I think a simple
> limited company might make sense (to save having to jump
> through the charity hoops)"
Before deciding on a stucture we need FIRST to agree that becomming a legal entity is a desirable course of action as i wrote on the twikki just because we have a legal case does not mean that we have to pursue that case.
I think that there are strong arguments that becomming a legal entity will make it easier to take legal action against IMC and therefore attract legal action.
My view is we should be making this kind of action harder rather than easier- as per your excellent suggestion above.
IMHO by becomming a legal entity we are legitimising 'legal process' and implicitly the state as arbiter of what is 'just'. A legal entity also needs 'trustees' or 'members' or a 'board' or some other closed group of people who are 'more' responsible for the actions of that organisation. In other words what we would create would be a hierarchy.
"but we need legal advice on
> what form would sute Indymedia best, whatever is decided"
As I said above we need first to agree that we want a legal form.
If we do want a legal structure community co-operative is IMHO the way to go (see links on twikki for further info)
PS. should we have this debate on the process list?- i will ffwd this email there...
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