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Saturday, September 04, 2004

Right-to-know video censored

Ted Bridis, Pentagon Censors 'Right to Know' Video, Associated Press, September 1, 2004. Excerpt: "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." (Thanks to LIS News.)