Icon Communications

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Icon Communications is a Sydney-based public relations company best known for its work for Sharman Networks, the owner of the file-sharing software, Kazaa.

In December 2004 barristers for the Australian Record Industry Association read from Icon's strategy documents obtained as part of a copyright infringement case against Sharman. While Icon are not a defendent in the case their records were obtained to use as evidence in the case against Sharman Networks.

"The Kazaa revolution; 30 years of buying the music they think you should listen to, 30 years of watching the movies they want you to see, 30 years of paying the prices they demand, 30 years of swallowing what they're shovelling, 30 years of buying crap you don't want, 30 years of being sheep. Over with one single click, peer to peer, we're sharing files, we're changing the world. Kazaa is the technology, you are the warrior. 60 million strong and rising. Join the revolution," one document read out in court stated.[1]

Amongst the documents obtained under subpeona was one titled 'Friends and Foes', assessing the coverage of journalists according to whether it was "positive" "neutral" or "negative".

Personnel

Clients

On their website, accessed in December 2004, Icon Communications list their past an present clients as including:

Business-to-Business

  • Accentuation
  • APP
  • Carlson Marketing Group
  • The Alchemy Group
  • Consumer Marketing
  • Coca Cola Amatil
  • Flairview Travel
  • Luminary
  • Oregon Scientific
  • Corporate Relations
  • Kenyon International
  • Simpsons Solicitors

Financial Services

  • Travelex
  • RFC Corporate Finance

Technology

  • ECard
  • MagiNet
  • Nielsen//NetRatings
  • OneDigital
  • Siebel Systems
  • Sharman Networks Limited
  • Systems Union

Tourism & Lifestyle

  • Bilson’s Restaurant
  • Bill Peach Journeys
  • Business Travel Agents Association of Australia
  • Carlson Hotels Asia Pacific
  • Carlson Wagonlit Travel
  • Corus Hotels International
  • Destinations Travel Group
  • First Travel Management
  • International Special Events Society
  • Leggett World Travel
  • Radisson Plaza Hotel
  • Red Spot Car Rentals
  • Smart Visit Solutions
  • Stamford Hotels & Resorts
  • Winevault/Spareroom

Contact details

ICON International Communications
Level 4, 152-156 Clarence Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
Australia
PO Box Q983
QVB Post Office
NSW 1230
Ph: 61 2 8235 7600
Fax: 61 2 8235 7656
Web: http://www.iicpr.com

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