SAILING THE SEA OF CTRL C + V by Rob Howard


the copy and paste pirates 

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By now, I’m sure we’ve all seen the Melania Trump speech that plagiarized Michelle Obama. Finally, teachers the world over have the perfect example to demonstrate blatant plagiarism to their students. The event has given me the perfect excuse to finish a post I started earlier this year.

 “Imitation is the sincerest [form] of flattery”. ~ Charles Caleb Colton2 (1824)

Luckily, Colton didn’t have the internet to deal with. But we do.

I’ve been spending the past few weeks thinking and talking about the plight of online teachers and eBook authors throughout the world as I am both. In the age we are living, it is too easy to just copy and paste someone else’s work and pass it off as your own. It happens in music, in art, schools, in business and sometimes even in the news as we have just seen.

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