Pentagon Censors 'Right to Know' Video

Pete writes "Irony rears its head in this AP story appearing on Yahoo! News."The Defense Department spent $70,500 to produce a Humphrey Bogart-themed video called "The People's Right to Know" to teach employees to respond to citizen requests for information. But when it came to showing the tape to the public, the Pentagon censored some of the footage.Officials said they blacked out parts of the training video with the message, "copyrighted material removed for public viewing," because they were worried the government didn't have legal rights to some historical footage that was included."

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ways to preserve copyright AND right to know

"Officials said they blacked out parts of the training video with the message, "copyrighted material removed for public viewing," because they were worried the government didn't have legal rights to some historical footage that was included."Seems like it would have been easy enough to provide verbal description of the historical footage, along with sources if they knew it.Example:Deleted Scene at 20 min 10sec2 min worth of material for Edward Murrow describing work of Congress. CBS News Division...If that's all they're afraid of, that is!

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