The mainstream media has picked up on the story involving Conference Board of Canada's Digital Economy report and concerns about plagiarism and inaccuracies. The Ottawa Citizen features a lengthy piece on the front page of the paper that frames the issue as part of the larger battle over copyright policy (the Vancouver Sun, Victoria Times-Colonist, and National Post pick up the same story). The Ottawa Citizen's Vito Pilieci includes a screen shot on his blog that demonstrates that the Conference Board is now promoting its inaccurate headline on its front page.
IT Business also covers the story with the only direct information from the Office of the Minister of Research and Innovation John Wilkinson. A spokesperson says that the Government paid $15,000 to the Conference Board to support the report and this week's conference. Spokesperson Grahame Rivers told IT Business that "these are serious allegations. We take any charge of plagiarism seriously. We will be following up and look forward to hear what they [Conference Board of Canada] have to say about this." The story has also attracted huge attention online, with blog postings here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.