[free-sklyarov] technically inaccurate news reports

Karsten M. Self kmself at ix.netcom.com
Tue Aug 7 15:33:39 PDT 2001

on Tue, Aug 07, 2001 at 03:28:53PM -0700, Karsten M. Self (kmself at ix.netcom.com) wrote:
> on Tue, Aug 07, 2001 at 01:47:37PM -0700, Rebecca J. Hill (rjhill at directvinternet.com) wrote:
> > This is nit-picking, I know.  The first two news reports I heard/read this
> > morning reported that Dmitry had been arrested on charges of copyright
> > infringement.  While I am glad that this case is getting some coverage, I am
> > tired of hearing Dmitry referred to as a Russian HACKER and this whole
> > infringement bit.  Below is the nice response I received from one of the
> > folks I tried to gently correct.  I will continue to "assist" the media in
> > getting it right. . . and I hope others do the same.
> I posted a response to KQED-FM in San Francisco, following an evening
> local headlines brief which claimed "copyright infringement", I
> suggested, similarly, "DMCA violation".  More recent NPR announcements
> have used the latter.

Just heard back from KQED on this.  Their local news is AP "rip and
read", and the story was read as presented by AP.  They and/or their
sources are who made the error.

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