Press Release

For Immediate Release
May 7, 2008

Washington D.C.
FBI National Press Office
(202) 324-3691

FBI Press Response to Settlement in NSL Litigation Matter

Assistant Director John Miller of the FBI's Office of Public Affairs issued the following statement:

"The 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."