[LINK] Secret Australian Piracy Report Revealed and Debunked

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Thu Mar 17 12:21:23 AEDT 2011

On 17/03/11 11:58 AM, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> At 11:21 AM 17/03/2011, Kim Holburn wrote:
>>> So there you have it. Two separate reports released within weeks
>> of each other in Australia by the entertainment industry. Each one
>> seems to be trying to outdo the other one in questionable
>> assumptions and extrapolations.
> I hope these debunking articles make their way to decision makers and
> don't just languish on obscure blogs and websites.
> Jan
Hope away, Jan, but I'm not confident.

As I noted in a couple of Register articles:

1. The Australian Content Industry Group has a Canberra lobbyist.
2. The IIA also has a Canberra lobbyist.

However, although (a) the new industry lobby has only existed since late 
last year and (b) its analyst firm offered no bona fides as to 
independence, previous work - even so, its lobby got it in front of the 
A-G and its numbers into a speech. If I were the IIA I'd be asking my 
lobbyist for at least some kind of matching success and/or access.

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