Copyright war heats up

Conference Board of Canada accused of "policy laundering," plagiarism by pro file-share consumer groups

The Conference Board of Canada and other copyright lobby groups are under fire for allegedly plagiarizing from their U.S. counterparts in a report released Friday. Following the report, which calls Canada “the file-swapping capital of the world,” intellectual property expert and Canada Research Chair at the University of Ottawa, Michael Geist, came out swinging. Accusing the Conference Board of Canada and its allies of “policy laundering,” Geist took aim at the group for lifting language directly from the press releases of other organizations without proper citation. The Conference Board has since added the citation, but is standing by the content of the report.

Ottawa Citizen

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