The CIA just hit me up with a blanket denial because my request was too burdensome. Any suggestions for a response beyond limiting it to, say, the past 20 years?
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
Any and all internal reports on the potential use of video games by the CIA.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public and are part of a journalistic effort, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. 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.
Requesting documents from the CIA is basically a waste of time. However you can appeal the decision and if the appeal does not work out you can also sue them.