Letter Of The Law
BREWSTER KAHLE: The Electronic Frontier Foundation – it's like an ACLU for the digital world – wasn't able to call us and tell us about it. They actually had to physically come over because as part of the gag order, the lawyers representing us couldn't use the telephone to discuss this.
So the EFF lawyers came over and talked to me about it, and it then put me under a gag order. I couldn't discuss it with the board, any of the other staff members. I couldn't even discuss the issue with my wife.
I had to make a decision of whether to give patron information over to the FBI or do what libraries do and protect their patrons and go against the United States government.