• Joe Bidet
    5 months ago

    Would it be a good practice to prefix or suffix “old news” by something like the year they were published in?

    I mean I have no problem with “old news” at all. Most stuff of importance that was published in the past was missed, right? but it may be misleading to click this one thinking it is recent, when it is actually a 2017 piece…

    How about wording it like:

    “The EU Suppressed a 300-Page Study That Found Piracy Doesn’t Harm Sales [2017]” ?

  • @TWeaK@lemmy.ml
    35 months ago

    The European Digital Rights organization suggested in a blog post that the full contents of this report was intentionally suppressed, pointing to a 2016 academic paper by two Commission officials. The paper, “Movie Piracy and Displaced Sales in Europe,” only mentioned the part of the Ecory report that highlights the relationship between piracy and blockbuster film lost sales, and excluded the other findings of the report. Additionally, the paper didn’t even disclose that the cited information came from Ecory’s study.

    This is really damning. They didn’t publish the study, then misrepresented it and only cited the small comment that agreed with their bias.