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

Howard Lowndes lannet@lannet.com.au
Mon, 24 Feb 2003 11:36:12 +1100 (EST)


On Mon, 24 Feb 2003, Michael Lean wrote:

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

...and on governments...

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