Sunday, August 8, 2010

FBI Picks a Fight with Wikipedia

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FBI Picks a Fight with Wikipedia
WebProNews - Chris Crum - Staff Writer

FBI: Take Down Our Seal, Wikimedia Foundation: No.

This week, the New York Times and BBC News both reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has sent the Wikimedia Foundation a letter, ordering the removal of an image of the Bureau's seal from its Wikipedia entry. The Wikimedia Foundation's response thus far has basically been, "no."

The NYT provides copies of both the FBI's letter, and the Wikimedia Foundation's response. Pretty entertaining stuff.

FBI letter to WIKIMEDIA: http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/us/20100803-wiki-LetterFromLarson.pdf

WIKIMEDIA Letter to FBI: http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/us/20100803-wiki-LetterToLarson.pdf