Freedom Of Information ?
We, at Delboy Enterprises, always believed that we lived in a decent, modern society where information can flow freely - But you know something I was WRONG !!!!!!
Here is something that should concern us all:
Taken from the Scan North website: http://www.northumberlandstreet.com
Letter from Northumbria Police
Police's solicitors have written to my web hosting company (Webfusion) and
ordered me to remove all police frequencies from this website, frequencies
which you could easily obtain by buying a book in WH Smiths or from your
local library! I was told that if I did not comply with this request then
the entire Scan North website would be removed. They are of the opinion
that publishing police frequencies constitutes an act of inciting people
to break the law!
the website is hosted on a shared server it is the hosting company who are
legally responsible, not me, as they are effectively the publishers of
that information. Naturally they want to protect their business.
To be fair to
them they have been very polite about this and have given me the
opportunity to remove the offending content whilst keeping the rest of the
site up, some web hosts would have simply taken the entire site down.
As I do not wish
to have the entire Scan North website taken down I have complied with this
request. I have requested a copy of this letter and will give you more
details when I receive it.
As I am unable
to publish police frequency information anymore, all I can do is recommend
that you pop into WH Smiths or any large bookshop and order a copy of the
UK Scanning Directory (ISBN 1 900455 11 5). You can order it directly from
the publishers (Interproducts) at their website http://www.interproducts.ukf.net
Scan North has
been on the web for over 3 years now and will continue to be here, all be
without police frequencies (which I thought were supposed to be
The police have
started moving over to the Airwave Digital system as I write, so as it
happens, these frequencies would have become obsolete in a matter of
I hope you
understand why I have had to comply with their request, and of course
there has always been more to the hobby of scanning than just listening to
I would be very
interested to hear your views and opinions on this matter.
What can I say ?
(Not much apparently as I could end up in court !)