Freedom of Information

Office of Management and Budget

On August 30, 2013 KEI filed the following FOIA request for copies of any email correspondence between Victoria Espinel, the former US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, and employees, representatives, or member companies of the Business Software Alliance (BSA). Espinel assumed the position of President and CEO of BSA just weeks after stepping down from her position at OMB. KEI is interested in the ethical dimensions of Espinel's new employment, in light of Executive Order 13490 -- Ethics Commitments.

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From: Claire Cassedy

Judge rejects USTR claim that negotiating position in FTAA investment chapter is exempt from FOIA

In a somewhat unexpected and encouraging ruling, on April 12, 2011, the District Court for the District of Columbia rejected USTR claims that the release of certain documents relating to a trade negotiations can be shielded from the FOIA.

The case involves a FOIA dispute between the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) and the the United States Trade Representative's (USTR) over documents revealing the US negotiating position on the Investment Chapter in the proposed Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA).

White House rejects administrative appeal on FOIA request for CRS study of ACTA

KEI just received the attached letter from the Executive Office of the President's Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) rejecting our appeal of USTRs decision to withhold a study by the Library of Congress' Congressional Research Service on ACTA that was done for Senator Wyden.

http://keionline.org/sites/default/files/USTR_20April2011_FOIA_APPEAL--CaseFile_no_10101455.pdf

Department of Energy (DOE) FOIA Requests

  • On October 9, 2009, KEI sent a request to the Department of Energy, regarding the Bayh Dole Act, with the following request:

Signatures to the petition to President Obama, regarding transparency of ACTA

Back to the petition

US signatories
Knowledge Ecology International
David Bollier, Onthecommons.org
U.S. Public Interest Research Group
Essential Action
Health Action International (HAI) Global
Public Citizen
Ellen Miller, Sunlight Foundation
Electronic Frontier Foundation
IP Justice
Students for Free Culture
Entertainment Consumers Association
Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure e.V
Nuria Homedes, Salud y Farmacos
Wouter Tebbens, Free Knowledge Institute

Department of Defense (DOD) FOIA Requests

  • On October 9, 2009, KEI sent a request to the Department of Defense, regarding the Bayh Dole Act, with the following request:

Department of Agriculture (USDA) FOIA Requests

  • On October 9, 2009, KEI sent a request to the Department of Agriculture, regarding the Bayh Dole Act, with the following request:

NASA FOIA Requests

  • October 8, 2009, a FOIA was sent to NASA requesting the following data:

NSF FOIA Requests

Department of Commerce (DOC) FOIA requests

  • On October 5, 2009, KEI asked the Department of Commerce for the daily calendar of meetings and events for Secretary Gary Locke.

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    From: James Love
    To: EFOIA@doc.gov
    Subject: Freedom of Information Act Request
    Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2009 08:22:00 -0400

    Freedom of Information Act Request

    October 5, 2009

    Department of Commerce
    Departmental Freedom of Information Act Officer
    Office of Management and Organization
    1401 Constitution Ave., N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20230.
    Via email: EFOIA@doc.gov

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