Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ha Ha

As I said in comments I think sometimes people freak out too much about plagiarism. There are various flavors of it. People confuse poor attribution with deliberate plagiarism with copyright violation, etc... But when you do it, even accidentally, just cop to it!

UPDATE: New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, in an email to Huffington Post, admits that a paragraph in her Sunday column was lifted from Talking Points Memo editor Josh Marshall's blog last Thursday.

Dowd claims that she never read his blog last week but was told the line by a friend of hers. In a follow-up email, she forwarded her desire to apologize to Marshall, writing that had she known, she would have gladly credited Marshall.

Unless you're Mo Do!