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Unravelling the Canadian Copyright Policy Laundering Strategy

Unravelling the Canadian Copyright Policy Laundering Strategy

The Conference Board of Canada plagiarism and undue influence story – which with the Board’s report and overdue apology to Curtis Cook will now go on hiatus until new reports are issued in the fall – has obviously attracted considerable interest.  Looking back, while plagiarism is rare, it is the […]

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June 24, 2009 35 comments News
Unravelling the Canadian Copyright Policy Laundering Strategy

Unravelling the Canadian Copyright Policy Laundering Strategy

The Conference Board of Canada plagiarism and undue influence story – which with the Board's report and overdue apology to Curtis Cook will now go on hiatus until new reports are issued in the fall – has obviously attracted considerable interest.  Looking back, while plagiarism is rare, it is the public airing of the copyright lobby policy laundering effort that is the far more important development. 

This lengthy post seeks to unravel the effort further by demonstrating how there has been a clear strategy of deploying seemingly independent organizations to advance the same goals, claims, arguments, and recommendations.  Over the past three years, this strategy has played out with multiple reports, each building on the next with a steady stream of self-citation.  The following diagram highlights the key players:

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June 24, 2009 Comments are Disabled Stop CDMCA

Environics Releases CRIA-Backed IP Survey

Environics has just released an IP survey that shows its obvious bias from the first two paragraphs. Partially funded by the Canadian Recording Industry Association, it begins by claiming that "over the past several years Canada has fallen behind the international community when it comes to the protection of intellectual […]

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June 4, 2008 9 comments News