[Nelson Muntz] Ha! Ha! [/Nelson Muntz]

FBI [enters and slaps an NSL on the desk]: Give us this information now or the terrists will win!

Librarian [calmly reads it and hands it back]: No.

FBI [bristles]: You’d better respect mah authority or you’ll be sorry and everyone will die and it’ll be really yucky!

Librarian [arching one eyebrow]: No. And keep your voices down you horrid little G-Men.

FBI [fidgets]: Well … never mind.

Librarian [speaking sharply]: Just a moment. Does this mean people won’t die if I don’t give you this information? were you perhaps, lying to me?

FBI: Uh, gotta go (via The Washington Post):

The FBI has withdrawn a secret administrative order seeking the name, address and online activity of a patron of the Internet Archive after the San Francisco-based digital library filed suit to block the action.

Every time an NSL has been challenged in court, the FBI has backed off, said Melissa Goodman, an ACLU staff attorney. “That calls into question how much the FBI needed the information in the first place, and finally, whether the FBI needs this kind of sweeping and unchecked surveillance power.”

Librarians: Protecting your liberties and collecting late fees.

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