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Dude, You Adequately Attributed My Quote

plagiarism_nite.gifWhere does aggregation end and plagiarism begin?

Bill Boyarsky (former City Editor of the Los Angeles Times and current columnist for Truth Dig):

    “There are objections to news aggregation…it’s not plagiarism, everything on the Huffington Post is linked and attributed…There’s no way I could wake up every morning and find all of that myself, that quickly.”

Choire Sicha (former editor at Gawker, New York Observer columnist, and freelancer for Radar Online):

    “The fight currently ongoing between major newspapers and the AP, over what the businessmen like to call ‘repackaging content’ and what other people call ‘stealing’…I subscribe to [New York Observer reporter] Tom Scocca’s definition of plagiarism, and that is, in short form: What does this guy have that that guy didn’t have already? (See how I didn’t plagiarize there, by giving Tom his due credit?)…[However!] You see plagiarism of ideas without credit all the time in Internetland — on a daily basis, it’s an easy thing to commit, too, particularly when you’re writing a blog, and you’re tasked with producing a certain amount of what they call ‘content.’”

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