Wisconsin Supreme Court rules that porn pics are open records

A breaking story in Wisconsin this morning is a ruling from our Supreme Court that a school district must release online pornography viewed by a teacher on his work computer to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which had filed an open records request seeking the porn pics.

Porn pics must be released:

But the teacher objected, questioning whether the release of the pictures would violate copyright law and whether a citizen’s privacy outweights the public interest in the pictures.

The Supreme Court ruled the pictures qualify as records under the fair use exception to copyright infringement. The court goes on to say the presumption that records should be open for review trumps the teacher’s privacy.

December 2006: Teacher viewed porn other times.

January 2006: Union disputes firing of Cedarburg teacher.

November 2006: Effort to oust Cedarburg teacher tops $100,000.

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