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View Diary: I Wrote "To Kill A Mockingbird" - Plagiarism and Other Follies (55 comments)

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  •  I write words. (7+ / 0-)

    I fling them into the electronic ether.  Often I see them return to me out of some other person's mouth or word processor...with no attribution to me.  It is the price we pay for the electronic era, I fear.

    •  Sure (0+ / 0-)

      That will happen in bits and pieces in the digital era. Some allowance for truly inadvertent or careless or even intentional but transformative copying must be allowed under fair use and common sense.  

      Whole exact original long form works, copied in every detail except for strategic changes evidently used to disguise the copying, however, is plagiarism in any medium or era.

      “I wore black because ... it's still my symbol of rebellion -- against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others' ideas.” -- Johnny Cash

      by RocketJSquirrel on Sun May 12, 2013 at 08:52:48 AM PDT

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