Letter of the Law

Friday, May 09, 2008

Transcript

Last November the FBI used a top secret National Security Letter to demand user information from the Internet Archive, an online library. Internet Archive co-founder Brewster Kahle decided not to comply. Instead he sued and the FBI backed down. Kahle describes what it's like to challenge an NSL.

Comments [1]

Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

Brewster Kahle and his supporters deserve a huge vote of thanks, first for protecting the security of the archive and, more so for winning a lifting of his gag order and so wisely utilizing it. Extrajudicial measures given free rein in the archive is a nightmare I don't want to contemplate. Thanks to OTM for publicizing the cookbook as you previously covered the Connecticut librarians pushing back against an NSL.

On a similar topic, I heard John Harwood give credit to the Daily Show, on the Daily Show, for helping ensure net neutrality with some silly bit that called public attention to it. I was wondering if you folks were going to give us an update on the status of that, but apparently I have an answer.

May. 16 2008 12:10 AM

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