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Wikipedia Refuses to Remove FBI Seal

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) sent a letter July 28 to the Wikimedia Foundation, creators of the user-edited online encyclopedia Wikipedia, threatening to litigate in reaction to an image of the FBI seal posted on Wikipedia.

"It has come to our attention that the FBI seal is posted, without authorization, on Wikipedia ... Unauthorized use of the FBI seal ... is subject to criminal prosecution under Federal criminal law, including 18 U.S.C. 701," the FBI wrote in a letter to Wikipedia.

Chelsea Hennessy

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