Canadian copyright lobbyists leaned on "independent" researchers to change report on file-sharing


8 Responses to “Canadian copyright lobbyists leaned on "independent" researchers to change report on file-sharing”

  1. coop says:


    It’s time to go back and run the United Way.

    This whole Conference Board of Canada thing has been a massive fail….

  2. bmcraec says:

    Nice summary, Cory, thanks! It’s a bit scary how many people profess to not understand the implications of this chain of events. Although I have been following this story since it first came out on Michael Geist’s blog, I have found that people who should care don’t seem able to wrap their heads around it.

    Your synopsis is very clear on this. I’m beginning to think that the triumvirate from “Thankyou for Smoking” needs to add a chair to their table for the primo tutti capo of the media lobbyists.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Funny how the whole thing is essentially about stealing someone’s original work… and then they plagiarized… how ironic.

    What are we going to do about this??!

  4. Anonymous says:

    The RIAA/MPAA shills will be identified and treated like the mental patients they chose to become.

    Homogenized perspective is not democracy.
    The US copyright laws were changed to allow unauthorized invasion of civilian privacy prior to the Patriot Act. How else is it possible to pacify a populous of TV resistant generations?

    Wars are won by ideology — so declaring war on a religion or idea is a futile distraction. The lesson would have been know if the US stopped sanitizing the history books so everyone sounds like a heroic altruistic liberator.

    Chances are you probably think this is flame bait, wrong, or rhetoric — because most people are vicariously “educated” and never met the people who were there.

    Trust in freedom… anyone who tries to stand in its way will only escalate its demand.

  5. akston42 says:

    I’m shocked. SHOCKED. Okay, perhaps not so much shocked as disgusted. Okay, not so much disgusted as depressed by the utter typicalness of it all. You know what I mean.

    I’m trying to do my bit to cover these issues as well. Hope the archive linked below helps someone out when they go to document this stuff in few years – “The Rise and Fall of Online Freedom, 2000-2010″

  6. Takuan says:

    Canadians need to wake up to the banana republic reality of their situation. The wealthy that have purchased their government no longer even feel any need to be discreet.

  7. DeanoDee says:

    Does anybody from CTV, Global, CBC (Canadian News Organizations) even use the google or look at the internets. I mean the 24 hour news stations can repeat 50 times in an hour that there are three new cases of the Swine Flu across the country but I never see anything on this, and regardless if you follow this “copyright will eat itself aka how I learned stop worrying and love litigation as an artform” debate this is an obvious fraud on taxpayers money. Heads should roll.

  8. Ugly Canuck says:

    The background workings of “news management”, laid bare.

    If you wonder how we get involved in aggressive, unwinnable, idiotic, and cruel wars: this is how it’s done in a democracy (mutatis mutandi).

    Based upon well-crafted lies….better for people to trust their own humanity.

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