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Dear Mrs McCormick, you can take your subpoena and stick it where the sun don’t shine (or words to that effect)


Taken from www.ornstein.org

Mrs. McCormick,

The fine people of WikiLeaks alerted me on Twitter that the subpoena you sent to Twitter, Inc. demanding all kinds of records, in fact, includes me too.

Under B 2, the document requests “all records and other information (…) including non-content information associated with the contents of any communication or file stored by or for the account(s), such as the source and destination email addresses and IP addresses”.

I hereby confess that I am one of the 635,561 followers of WikiLeaks on Twitter. I also follow Gabriel Garcia Marquéz and someone called PJCrowley. Just saying. To make things worse, I also signed a petition together with over a hundred colleagues in support of WikiLeaks – I think they’re doing a great job – and against the kind of thing your department is doing.

I’m also one of the 1,516,269 people who “like” WikiLeaks on FaceBook – I’m assuming that they received a similar subpoena. I also like the “Diving Wrecks and Reefs” page, the “Latin American Art” page, the “NO A LA REELECCION DEL RECTOR GUSTAVO GARCIA DE PAREDES” page as well as the “Fossil Sharks of Panama” page. Oh, I was also the first journalist in Panama to report on the leaked cables from your embassy. Juicy stuff! I thought I might as well make a full confession here and I don’t want to withhold vital information.

So, now that you have my confession, what are you gonna do with this information, if I may ask; put us all on a no-fly list? Guantanamo? Or some Kuwait torture chamber? A cease and desist order against over 2 million people to stop them from liking or following WikiLeaks?

Anyway, maybe I should thank the US Department of Justice for including me in this “criminal investigation”. It’s not every day that one gets to be part of history, even if it is a flawed attempt at damage control and political pandering.

Next time you need anything, feel free to ask,

Yours truly,

Okke Ornstein

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