If You Don't Want People To Know About Stuff, Maybe Don't Put A Press Release On Your Website With The Info
from the just-a-tip dept
Reader jprlk alerts us to the amusing news that Carleton University apparently put a press release on its website with all of the details concerning an upcoming visit by the Emperor and Empress of Japan... and opened it up by saying:
The Government of Japan respectfully requests that media outlets do not report on specific details, including exact times, prior to the events. Thank you for your cooperation.Someone, apparently, isn't quite aware of the way the web works. When you put that info on the web yourself, Carleton University, you've already "reported on the specific details, including exact times, prior to the event." The University has since pulled the press release, but it's too late, as it's been picked up by the local press. As you can see, the blog post above summarizes the situation nicely:
So I guess the message from Carleton is that they'll put stuff on their website, but SHHHHHH! nobody else is to say anything.Welcome to the internet, Carleton University.