Industry Lobbyist Is “Journalist” For Managing IP15/04/2011 by William New, Intellectual Property Watch 4 Comments Print This Post 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.Related Articles:New US Tech Industry Lobbyist In Geneva US Tech Industry Lobbyist Dodges “Wild West” Of WSIS Tech Industry Report Finds Entertainment Industry Thriving Despite Complaints William New may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.