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CIA PDBs #23
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.
I thought it would be fun to archive these in IPFS. You can find them here:
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.
I found the following copyright notice on https://www.cia.gov/about-cia/site-policies/#copy :
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