Ex-Conference Board Author Speaks Out; Confirms Push Back From Copyright Lobby Funders

Michael Geist, Weblog, Jun 03, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Fallout from the Conference Board scandal continues. What I think is worth noting here is that several people may have toasted their careers over this - Curtis Cook, who is demanding that the Conference Board withdraw his name as an author of the report, and Jeremy deBeer, who posted the report the Conference Board subsequently ignored. Neither of these two will be hired by the Conference Board again, most likely, and one wonders whether they will ever be considered by other agencies who publish similar reports - everything from OECD to the Chamber of Commerce to the Government of Canada. These agencies hire people who play ball, and playing ball probably means not outing the big funders who skew the reports.More.
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