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News vs. editorial commentary
« on: Sep 8th, 2004, 2:34pm »
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I'd suggest a clear demarkation between news and editorial commentary/opinion.  The news on the main page currently appears to have more editorial comment than actual news (although I haven't counted words for comparison).  The clear pro-RIAA/MPAA/Disney bias of the editor is a bit heavy-handed and ought to be left to an opinion page (or the forums themselves) in my opinion.
 
It can be as simple as posting the editorial thoughts in a forum and linking to that topic in the news piece -- e.g., "Note: The editor's thoughts on this news item can be found here.  Post your thoughts as well." ... with the appropriate link in place.
 
Of course, you know I love these forums and want to congratulate the master once again on a job well done.
 
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 8th, 2004, 4:39pm »
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I disagree.  I think that the editorial content is pretty
clearly marked as such.  While I would be somtimes be happier if the
editor didn't editorialize so much, it's mostly because I
disagree with his views and I don't get my own space on
the front page.
 
I can live with it the way it is.
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 9th, 2004, 5:29am »
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Mr. Clark, Mr. Ivey,
 
Thanks for the feedback. I have tried to clearly separate and indicate my editorial comments from the news content.  
 
My intent with the "editor's note" is to create some dialogue and discussion that will hopefully flow over into the forums. And, God forbid, to have a little fun.  
 
On a site dealing with Intellectual Property Law, I am a bit surprised that my views are characterized by Mr. Ivey as a clear pro-RIAA/MPAA/Disney bias when he knows full well that they are simply (and clearly) pro-IPR.
 
Anti-IPR bias is one reason why I stopped posting at Slashdot - I am a bit surprised to find it here - especially coming from a patent attorney - but I welcome the diversity of opinion.  
 
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 9th, 2004, 5:45am »
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on Sep 9th, 2004, 5:29am, eric stasik wrote:
Mr. Clark, Mr. Ivey,
 
On a site dealing with Intellectual Property Law, I am a bit surprised that my views are characterized by Mr. Ivey as a clear pro-RIAA/MPAA/Disney bias when he knows full well that they are simply (and clearly) pro-IPR.
 
Anti-IPR bias is one reason why I stopped posting at Slashdot - I am a bit surprised to find it here - especially coming from a patent attorney - but I welcome the diversity of opinion.  
 
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eric stasik

 
I don't think you're opinion as expressed here is very objective.  It is possible to believe that the RIAA/MPAA is wrong about an issue without being anti-IPR.   Not being able to see that suggest (to me anyway) that you have a fairly extreme position.
 
But IMO you have every right to express your opinion as the editor and certainly strong opinions do spark discussion.
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« Reply #4 on: Sep 9th, 2004, 6:03am »
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on Sep 9th, 2004, 5:45am, Isaac Clark wrote:

 
It is possible to believe that the RIAA/MPAA is wrong about an issue without being anti-IPR. Not being able to see that suggest (to me anyway) that you have a fairly extreme position.

 
When it comes to defending the rights of inventors, authors, and other creative people, yes I have a fairly extreme position.  
 
And yes, it is possible to believe that the RIAA/MPAA is wrong - Justin Timberlake and Ishtar are two examples that come quickly to mind - without being anti-IPR.  
 
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