This lengthy post seeks to unravel the effort further by demonstrating how there has been a clear strategy of deploying seemingly independent organizations to advance the same goals, claims, arguments, and recommendations. Over the past three years, this strategy has played out with multiple reports, each building on the next with a steady stream of self-citation.
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m.ducharme writes: Michael Geist has posted a detailed description of the major players in the Canadian Copyright lobby, and shows how different, seeminly independent groups use each other's reports to imply a greater consensus on tough copyright laws than actually exists. Techniques used by these groups include more plagiarism, referencing each others' reports to build an appearance of authority, and buying Polls.