Internode’s Managing Director, Simon Hackett wrote:
“As reported recently, an email and a phone call ensued from Canberra to the Internet Industry Association (IIA), requesting the organisation to ask one of its members (Internode) to get their senior management (i.e. me) to ask Newton to desist in voicing his opinions publicly.”
I’m hardly a starry-eyed idealist, but this is a bit much.
UPDATE 2008-11-01: Added the link to the source page.