Uh Oh: Rupert Bear’s sticky paws all over Hargreaves

Whilst the spotlight in Leveson has been on Hunt playing Hamlet “to BSkyB or not to BSkyB” in the shadows are other plots and players.

Going to start with this one- there’s more to come.

FM6 = Evidence to Leveson Enquiry  24th May Exhibit FM6

http://www.levesoninquiry.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Exhibit-FM6.pdf   (16.9Mb)

Fred Michel to Adam Smith page 29 FM6

To:Adam Smith

From: Michel, Frederic

Sent: Tue 17/05/2011 11:10:05 AM

Apparently Hargreaves has just let slip that review will also recommend transposing all the exceptions in the 2001 directive into UK law, and is proposing a vague exception around “adaptability for new technologies” – could be dangerous. We will need to read the embargoed copy closely. I hope you haven’t been leaking selectively to mislead industry… Can we expect a copy shortly?

Fred

Frederic Michel

Director, Public Affairs, Europe

News Corporation

 

reply Adam Smith to Fred Michel p30 FM6

To: Michel, Frederic

From: Adam Smith

Sent: Tue 17/05/2011 11:28:19 AM

Subject: Re:

Calm down! Not selective at all. ! heard him tell the meeting about eu exceptions (parody,format shifting, library archiving) and about need for flexibility in terms of technology.

Remember govt isn’t accepting it all lock stock and barrel.

Not sure when I can send it. People getting twitchy again.

On 17 May 2011, at 12:10, “Michel, Frederic”

wrote:

Apparently Hargreaves has just let slip that review will also recommend transposing all the exceptions in the 2001 directive into UK law, and is proposing a vague exception around “adaptability for new technologies” – could be dangerous. We will need to read the embargoed copy closely. I hope you haven’t been leaking selectively to mislead industry… Can we expect a copy shortly?

Fred

Frederic Michel

Director, Public Affairs, Europe

News Corporation

The AS line “Remember govt isn’t accepting it all lock stock and barrel.” makes me smile. By August that is pretty much what they had done. Or maybe I should rephrase that to “had to do”.

Coming soon: “pint in Putney” Giles Wilkes, SPAD to Vince Cable, and the 04 July Meeting between Giles and ??  and News Corp people Benjamin King and David Fares “to discuss the Hargreaves review, ahead of the publication of the Government’s views.” 

 (Fred had to cry off- probably too busy weaving webs of intrigue)  

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