Friday, November 10, 2017

Mounting evidence …

… New Plagiarism Accusations Against Bestselling Author Jill Bialosky — The Walrus. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Plagiarism is rarely the simple cutting and pasting of another author’s work. Most often the later author tries to conceal the source with trivial changes, cloaking the identity of the original with a synonym or two, collapsing phrases from long paragraphs into a new whole. The language and structure of the original can be very difficult, however, to keep secret. In the parallel passages that follow, the wholesale copying of previous sources is so plain they must be characterized as outright theft. 

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