Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Press Ban

The US Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Intellectual Property Rights Roundtable, in progress as I type this, where government officials from the Department of Homeland Security are speaking today about matters of public interest relating to intellectual property.

The session is free.

Except...they've banned the media. From the website:
**This Event Is NOT Open To The Press.**
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce decreed that it's only for copyright and other IP lobbyists.

After all, why would the public want to know what government officials are saying or
doing?

Via Declan McCullagh's Politech Digest.
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