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Tagged with Plagiarism

Stop Thief!

How can you stop people stealing your great ideas? That’s the sujet-du-jour for today’s Eve’s Salmagundi Club. [audio:ld/ld_284.mp3] Download the show as mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to our shows by Email Photo by Don Hankins

My FaceBook is Your Fortune

You know that lawsuit – the one filed against Oprah Winfrey, claiming a trillion dollars for alleged plagiarism?  It’s been thrown out of court – probably even before Oprah even knew she was being sued!  In today’s Write Report with Donna, we’re covering this non-event, together with the furore over Yale’s banning of images of […]

Oh! Oprah!

Oprah Gail Winfrey… the richest African American of the 20th century… the most philanthropic African American of all time… and the world’s first black billionaire.  And now – the first woman to be hit with a TRILLION dollar lawsuit – for alleged plagiarism.  In today’s Write Report with Donna, we take a look behind the […]

Vampires Get Sued, Too

Stephenie Meyer has joined that elite group of authors: along with JK Rowling and Dan Brown, her hit books are now ready targets for lawsuits.  In Donna’s Write Report today, we consider the strengths and weaknesses of the recent claim against Stephenie for plagiarism.  Will it get to court?  We can’t say yet, but we’re […]

F For Fake

Is it ever acceptable to fake it?  That’s the sujet du jour in today’s Eve’s Salmagundi Club.  Whether it’s fake tans or authors who fake it (yes, there is a connection…) we have stern words for both.  Some authors accused of plagiarism (for example, young Kaavya Viswanathan and her half million dollar advance) seem to […]

Austerlitz

“The most amazing single book that I know.”  The words of John Simopoulos, Dean of Degrees at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, talking about today’s featured book – W. G. Sebald‘s Austerlitz – rare praise indeed and an exceptional recommendation. In today’s Write Report, Donna brings us news of the year’s first case of plagiarism… and […]