Industry Lobbyist Is “Journalist” For Managing IPPublished on 15 April 2011 @ 2:47 pm
By William New, Intellectual Property Watch
Patrick Ross, a former journalist who for the past three years was the executive director of the Copyright Alliance industry lobbying group in Washington, DC, has joined industry publication Managing IP as a reporter. Ross previously had a career as a Washington journalist, writing for Internet Daily. But traditionally, journalists who jump to the lobbying ranks bid their journalism careers farewell. During his time as head of the copyright industry group, Ross regularly took very strong editorial opinions (in favour of copyright, e.g., see here where he takes on academic Larry Lessig) on the issues he will now be covering. It remains unclear whether the Managing IP publication is considered a journalistic venture or an industry opinion and “how-to” sheet.
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