MySpace refuses AGs' requests

MySpace won’t release list of sex offenders to states:

In a follow-up to my post about 8 attorneys general who have demanded that MySpace give up all their information about sex offenders using their site, MySpace has flatly denied the request.

MySpace’s chief security officer said the company regularly discloses information to law enforcement officials but the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act says it can only do so through proper legal channels .

Christian Genetski, an attorney who has represented MySpace, said the Electronic Communications Privacy Act requires subpoenas, court orders, or search warrants.

Um…aren’t attorneys general supposed to be knowledgeable of the law? Then why did MySpace’s lawyers just give them the legal smackdown?