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The Spy Money: U.S. Wants To Seize All Money Edward Snowden Makes From New Book

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The United States filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked secret documents about U.S. telephone and internet surveillance in 2013, saying his new book violates non-disclosure agreements. The Justice Department said Snowden published his memoir, “Permanent Record,” without submitting it to intelligence agencies for review, adding that speeches given by Snowden also violated nondisclosure agreements. In 2013, Snowden wrote “Everything You Know about the Constitution is Wrong.” The United States is seeking all proceeds earned by Snowden for the book, the Justice Department said. The lawsuit also names the “corporate entities” behind the book’s publication as nominal defendants. Ben Wizner, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union who represents Snowden, said the lawsuit was without merit.

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Maybe he's going to start accepting bitcoin for a book ...

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Let's say, free advertising for him...  
" After the DOJ announced its repressive lawsuit to seize the proceeds of Snowden's book the book propelled its ways onto the Top 10 Best-Seller List on Amazon"....

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1 minute ago, Pavel said:

Let's say, free advertising for him...  
" After the DOJ announced its repressive lawsuit to seize the proceeds of Snowden's book the book propelled its ways onto the Top 10 Best-Seller List on Amazon"....

every "ban" creates huge demand.

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6 minutes ago, Pavel said:

Let's say, free advertising for him...  
" After the DOJ announced its repressive lawsuit to seize the proceeds of Snowden's book the book propelled its ways onto the Top 10 Best-Seller List on Amazon"....

Traitors always have juicy stories...

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Another chapter in the Snowden spy saga. I'm expecting a movie very soon...it will be directed by Putin personally...

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15 minutes ago, 50 shades of black said:

every "ban" creates huge demand.

The Streisand effect: "... instead of being suppressed, the information receives extensive publicity and media extensions..."

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What this demonstrates is just how utterly vacuous and stupid the people in the government really are.  It is just unreal.. This guy Snowden has done all of us a big favor by showing both how underhanded certain elements in the government bureaucracy really are, call them the fascist elite, and also showing us the weaknesses in the overall information handling that he was able to both penetrate and leak.  You would think that the White House would be smart about it, send him a passport, cancel all criminal prosecutions, and invite him back to be a consultant on internal security issues.  After all, nobody understands how it all goes together better than Snowden.  

Did Snowden expose egregious internal abuses and moral failures?  But of course.  For that, thank the guy. 

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Absolutely. I think he's a bit of a legend for what he did. Would people rather not have known what their government was doing? 

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18 hours ago, francoba said:

The United States filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked secret documents about U.S. telephone and internet surveillance in 2013, saying his new book violates non-disclosure agreements. The Justice Department said Snowden published his memoir, “Permanent Record,” without submitting it to intelligence agencies for review, adding that speeches given by Snowden also violated nondisclosure agreements. In 2013, Snowden wrote “Everything You Know about the Constitution is Wrong.” The United States is seeking all proceeds earned by Snowden for the book, the Justice Department said. The lawsuit also names the “corporate entities” behind the book’s publication as nominal defendants. Ben Wizner, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union who represents Snowden, said the lawsuit was without merit.

Anything to shut him up. I am grateful for Snowden, at least from what I know so far. Only Snowden has revealed that our own country has been using the full force of our own government to spy on every American. Meanwhile we are made to pay for the abuse, and are not given any information on all the matters that we the people are entitled to. We pay for vast amounts of information being revealed but are not allowed to see much of it. We rarely ever get much information about the most important events that our government acts on. It seems that this issue is one of the most important things that should be negotiated. Information after the fact is not really of much value either. We need it as that information is instructing our elected representatives. Nobody seems to be looking out for the average citizen's right to be informed on government "intelligence". Instead we have to wait until Judicial Watch, or some other such group, can eventually wring the truth out of our very slow legal process that is inhibited by our governmental employees who have their own agendas. Those agendas are often against what is beneficial and desired by the general public. The "Administrative State" is an amorphous "beast" which lurks in the background ruling us all. 

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