by Mike Masnick
Tue, Feb 15th 2011 9:39am
Last year, we mentioned that privacy advocates EPIC were suing over the TSA's decision to use the naked scanners at airports. Reader jilocasin alerts us to a bizarre update in that lawsuit. Apparently the TSA is refusing to provide specific evidence to the court first claiming that it was "sensitive security information," but also saying that it won't hand over the info because it's copyrighted material. Say what? This makes no sense. If it's US government documents, then it's almost certainly not covered by copyright. But even if it's a private company's documents and covered by copyright, there's nothing stopping it from being handed over to the court.
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