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Complainant Name:
Mr Chris Winnan

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Guardian

Complaint:

Mr Chris Winnan complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had inaccurately reported that illegally downloaded music, films and software cost the industry around bn (51bn) a month, in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.

Resolution:

Although the newspaper denied that there was a breach of the Code, the complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the amendment of the online article to make clear that the figure quoted was annual, and not for a month.

Date Published: 14/11/2013



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