Members of the Beaufort County (S.C.) School Board and district Superintendent Herman Gaither have come under fire for using a private internet bulletin board to discuss school district matters. The private electronic forum might constitute a violation of the state's freedom of information laws, a South Carolina media attorney says.

The issue raises questions about how existing laws meant to ensure the open exchange of public information should be applied to modern technologies such as eMail and the internet.

Gaither said he set up the bulletin board so he


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