[LINK] FC: Recording industry wants to scan .au university c omputers (fwd)

Michael Lean m.lean@qut.edu.au
Mon, 24 Feb 2003 09:30:36 +1000

At 09:56 AM 22/02/2003 +1100, Jan Whitaker wrote:
>At 07:45 AM 21/02/03 +1000, Chirgwin, Richard wrote:
>>This isn't directed at a particular journalist - the SMH and Age stuff looks
>>like pretty vanilla court reporting - but the industry is almost certainly
>>trying to pitch a long feature article along the lines of "Music Industry's
>>Long Battle Against Bootlegs" or some such.
>This raises another aspect of conflict of interest.  When the big industry 
>groups runs very expensive paid ads in the same newspapers, isn't there a 
>problem with confusion for the public?

And couldn't that lead, in the long run, to undue influence on a jury or court?


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