Thursday, 8 May 2008
Internet Archive challenges FBI
Silicon Valley dot com reports that the Internet Archive has successfully challenged an FBI attempt to get information about one of its users. The Internet Archive is a non-profit Internet library that offers permanent access to historical collections that exist in digital format. The FBI presented a national security letter in November asking for a library patron's records but the Internet Archive sued the FBI a month later, alleging the letter violated free speech rights because they prohibit recipients from talking to anyone else about them. The Internet Archive said today the FBI agreed to withdraw the letter last week and make the case, which was filed under seal, public.