4
Sep
2004

The People's Right to Know

Pentagon Censors Gov't Openness 'Right to Know' Videotape

The Pentagon censored some footage in public versions of a Humphrey Bogart-themed videotape that cost $70,500 to produce and was intended to teach government employees to respond to citizens' requests for information. Parts of the training video, "The People's Right to Know" were blacked out and replaced with the message, "copyrighted material removed for public viewing." Defense Department officials said they did so because they worried the government did not have legal rights to some historical footage that was included.

Citing the Freedom of Information Act, The Associated Press asked the Pentagon for a copy of the video nearly 18 months ago. The department released an edited version of the tape and acknowledged the irony of censoring a video promoting government openness. "We knew it would be embarrassing," said Suzanne Council of the Army Office of the Chief Attorney, which gave advice to censor the scenes because of copyright concerns.

The 22-minute video features a narrator in a trench coat who resembles Sam Spade, the detective played by Bogart in the 1941 classic "The Maltese Falcon."

http://makeashorterlink.com/?J2C812639


Source:
Aftermath News
Top Stories - September 4th, 2004
logo

Omega-News

User Status

Du bist nicht angemeldet.

Suche

 

Archiv

September 2004
Mo
Di
Mi
Do
Fr
Sa
So
 
 
 
 
 
 

Aktuelle Beitr├Ąge

Familie Lange aus Bonn...
http://twitter.com/WILABon n/status/97313783480574361 6
Starmail - 15. Mrz, 14:10
Dänische Studie...
http://omega.twoday.net/st ories/3035537/ -------- HLV...
Starmail - 12. Mrz, 22:48
Schwere Menschenrechtsverletzungen ...
Bitte schenken Sie uns Beachtung: Interessengemeinschaft...
Starmail - 12. Mrz, 22:01
Effects of cellular phone...
http://www.buergerwelle.de /pdf/effects_of_cellular_p hone_emissions_on_sperm_mo tility_in_rats.htm [...
Starmail - 27. Nov, 11:08
Cardiac Effects of Natural...
http://groups.google.com/g roup/mobilfunk_newsletter/ t/54583fad05bdd0f6 http:/ /www.buergerwelle.de:8080/ helma/twoday/bwnews/storie s/7958/ http://omega.tw oday.net/search?q=electrom agnetic+fields http://omeg a.twoday.net/search?q=carc inog http://omega.twoday.n et/search?q=cardiac http:/ /omega.twoday.net/search?q =melatonin...
Starmail - 25. Apr, 08:19

Status

Online seit 5257 Tagen
Zuletzt aktualisiert: 10. Apr, 20:16

Credits

vi knallgrau GmbH

powered by Antville powered by Helma

twoday.net AGB