FBI Gag order against the Internet Archive is rescinded

The Internet Archive was served a National Security Letter by the FBI demanding information about a patron of the Archive. The Archive fought it with the help of the EFF and ACLU.

We won.

We can now talk about it, and what it is like to get a secret demand. We hope that this will be useful for the others that will receive these powerful demands.

Washington Post

Senators send letter to FBI (non-secret)

More information:


KQED Audio


OnTheMedia audio

Toledo Op-ed

St Louis Column

SF Chronicle



Photo, left to right:

Marcia Hoffman, EFF

Kurt Opsahl, EFF

Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive

Gordon Mohr, Internet Archive

Ann Brick, ACLU

Tracey Jaquith, Internet Archive