Miss Letting-Go-Getting

Plagiarists Beware! Even the Dead Ones!
March 29, 2007, 3:18 pm
Filed under: authors

What do Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville and Laurence Sterne have in common? Yes, they were all authors! Good job! You’re brilliant!

Did you know they were also plagiarists?

My mother, a brave middle-school language arts teacher, detects and fights plagiarism among her young poets with a simple Google search. Paul Collins, in an article for Slate, points out that with a tool like Google Book Search “even artists not living in the on-line age are in trouble.”

Read it!


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  • a group of highly talented, creative, strong-willed people, working hard

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Ta Ta for now!


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