FTC - Meme war complaints

Andrew Couts filed this request with the Federal Trade Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2016-01123
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From: Patrick Howell O'Neill

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Please provide copies of any and all records mentioning, referring to, describing, or reflecting the following words or phrases:

1) "Facebook"
2) "Mark Zuckerberg" (or "zucc")
3) "Harambe"
4) "Meme" or "Memes"
5) "Ironic"
6) "Anime"

Please include all complaints received by the FTC from the public. Please narrow your search to records, including any all communications, electronic or otherwise, received or created between the following dates: Aug. 11, 2016 through Aug. 14, 2016.

I ask that you wave all fees associated with this request on the basis that I am an investigative reporter and member of the news media. A catalog of my professional work may be reviewed at the following web address: http://www.dailydot.com/authors/dell-cameron/
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Patrick Howell O'Neill

From: Patrick Howell O'Neill

(A previously sent version of this FOIA request, which you may disregard, was incorrectly signed. Please complete the following request instead.)

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Please provide copies of any and all records mentioning, referring to, describing, or reflecting the following words or phrases:

1) "Facebook"
2) "Mark Zuckerberg" (or "zucc")
3) "Harambe"
4) "Meme" or "Memes"
5) "Ironic"
6) "Anime"

Please include all complaints received by the FTC from the public. Please narrow your search to records, including any and all communications, electronic or otherwise, received or created between the following dates: Aug. 11, 2016 through Aug. 14, 2016.

I ask that you wave all fees associated with this request on the basis that I am an investigative reporter and member of the news media. A catalog of my professional work may be reviewed at the following web address: http://www.dailydot.com/authors/dell-cameron/

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Dell Cameron

From: Federal Trade Commission

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Federal Trade Commission

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Welke, Brian

Mr. Cameron,

Are you available to discuss the scope of your request?

As it is right now, it is too broad, as it would require every employee to search for your provided terms. I have placed your request on hold and have attached the hold letter. Please get back to me by September 1 or I will close this request.

Respectfully,

Brian M. Welke
Attorney, Office of the General Counsel
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580
(202) 326-2897

From: Federal Trade Commission

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Patrick Howell O'Neill

Brian,

Just in case... http://www.dailydot.com/unclick/meme-pages-revolt-against-facebook/

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