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The Debriefer is a real-life legal drama focusing on issues in the news and - particularly - on issues that affect writers. Covering topics such as copyright, libel and censorship, but also piracy, contracts and plagiarism. The Debriefer covers them all, and then some. Presented by award-winning lawyer Donna Ballman and leading literary agent Peter Cox.

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The Debriefer is a real-life legal drama focusing on issues in the news and - particularly - on issues that affect writers. Covering topics such as copyright, libel and censorship, but also piracy, contracts and plagiarism. The Debriefer covers them all, and then some. Presented by award-winning lawyer Donna Ballman and leading literary agent Peter Cox.

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MBelderson ,

It’s good but Peter does tend to go off the rails every now and again

Pity poor Donna. She co-presents this informative and important podcast with the affable Peter but, every now and again, she has—in a very capable manner—to turn into a conspiracy theorist wrangler as he veers off into loony land. The most recent example being him poo-poohing the Russian involvement in the US Presidential election. Peter, mate, don’t leap off the pier into a sea of ignorance without a lifebelt. At least take the time to inform yourself before you start your blustering. All it does is undermine an otherwise brilliant podcast. Donna was absolutely correct: plenty of rigourous journalism has been done looking into the Russian troll factories. And it was conducted by excellent writers who do not deserve to be smeared by someone who frames himself as a defender of free speech.

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