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CIA PDBs #23

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eminence opened this Issue Sep 17, 2015 · 4 comments

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eminence commented Sep 17, 2015

If you follow news about the United States, you might know that the CIA has recently declassified and released a large number of "President's Daily Brief" documents (PDBs) from the 1960s.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/intelligence-history/presidents-daily-brief/index.html

I thought it would be fun to archive these in IPFS. You can find them here:

http://ipfs.io/ipns/QmbuG3dYjX5KjfAMaFQEPrRmTRkJupNUGRn1DXCgKK5ogD/archives/PDBs

My understanding is that these documents are a product of the US Government, and as such are not subject to copyright. I've not found any notices that contradict this, and because they are all declassified, I believe that distribution is unrestricted.

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jbenet commented Sep 17, 2015

@eminence can we get verification on the license? i think we should make sure to include licenses in the archive, else it's not really safe for people to replicate.

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jbenet commented Sep 17, 2015

(and nice!)

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eminence commented Sep 17, 2015

I found the following copyright notice on https://www.cia.gov/about-cia/site-policies/#copy :

Unless a copyright is indicated, information on the Central Intelligence Agency Web site is in the public domain and may be reproduced, published or otherwise used without the Central Intelligence Agency's permission. We request only that the Central Intelligence Agency be cited as the source of the information and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer or author or Central Intelligence Agency, as appropriate.

If a copyright is indicated on a photo, graphic, or any other material, permission to copy these materials must be obtained from the original source.

This copyright notice does not pertain to information at Web sites other than the Central Intelligence Agency Web site.

Thus I feel comfortable we can redistribute and replicate this content.

I 100% agree that we need to include license information (and source metadata) with the archives, in a standard format. This would let others verify for themselves where the data came from, and that the license is being honored.

We probably should get this resolved (via the standardize metadata format mentioned in #5) before continuing to archive additional data

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jbenet commented Sep 17, 2015

let's make sure all archives have the license with them.

Also, i'd like to have a License field that could be added to datastructures. (this may be one useful thing to do with @directives in IPLD cc @mildred )

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