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Message 00256: Fwd: US Postal Service

fyi. I told her that if she wanted to come back and say "we'll do it, but not until next month" that would probably be fine.

I want to clear that you are welcome to just go ahead and release if you're convinced you've got this right ... I'm not trying to tie your hands here. It's just that if we do this as a public's right to know issue, there is sometimes more bureaucracy involved. :))

If Corynne doesn't want this and you still want to do this with a lawyer, I can shop this around to public citizen, sflc, or maybe even public knowledge.

Again, if you think we're being wimps and you should just do it, you are free to tell us to take a hike and do what you want. You bought the data fair and square.

Begin forwarded message:

From: Corynne McSherry <xxxxxxx@eff.org>
Date: September 16, 2008 3:35:17 PM PDT
To: Carl Malamud <xxxxxxx@media.org>
Subject: Re: US Postal Service

Let me chat about bandwidth with Fred. I'm interested but we've got a lot going this next week or so.

Corynne McSherry
Staff Attorney
Electronic Frontier Foundation
xxxxxxx@eff.org; tel: 415-436-9333 x 122

On Sep 16, 2008, at 2:18 PM, Carl Malamud wrote:

Aaron has nothing from Berkman right now. Do you have a few cycles to look at this? I think zip code data is "public" data in the sense we all need it. But, it is clear we would want to assess carefully.

Let me know if you'd like to look at this .. we can write up the facts as we know it for you and give you copies of docs, invoices, etc... There is a pretty clear paper trail and we've been careful about actions taken so far.

On Sep 16, 2008, at 1:12 PM, Corynne McSherry wrote:

And it may be that the license is unenforceable, based on the facts below, but we'd have to look at that more closely to assess.

Do you know what happened with Aaron and Berkman?