information requested in the National Security Letter was
relevant to an ongoing, authorized national security investigation.
National Security Letters remain indispensable tools for
national security investigations and permit the FBI to gather
the basic building blocks for our counterterrorism and counterintelligence
investigations. Internet Archive voluntarily provided publicly
available information to the FBI, and identified for the
FBI that information it possessed which was not publicly
available. Internet Archive's refusal to disclose this information
formed the basis of its civil suit, which the parties have
now resolved through settlement. As part of the settlement
agreement in this case, the FBI withdrew the National Security
Letter and all parties have agreed not to disclose certain
portions of the NSL, as well as portions of other documents."