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Reed Elsevier Hires Lobbyist

Not sure what to make of this story since it may or may not be related to publishing, but to wit: Forbes reports that the U.S. unit of Anglo-Dutch information and publishing company Reed Elsevier hired Barbour Griffith & Rogers LLC to lobby the federal government, according to a disclosure form. The firm will provide advice on policy issues important to the publishing industry, according to the form posted online Friday by the Senate’s public records office, though I can’t help but wonder if there’s some connection with Reed’s own connection to the arms industry – even though it claims it’s getting out of that business by year’s end…

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