July 10, 2006

SYNDICATOR OF COULTER REJECTS PLAGIARISM CHARGE:

Coulter syndicator rejects plagiarism charges ((AP, 7/10/06)

The syndicator of Ann Coulter's newspaper columns rejected allegations that the controversial conservative columnist had lifted material from other sources, saying a review of the work in question turned up nothing that merited concern.

"There are only so many ways you can rewrite a fact and minimal matching text is not plagiarism," Lee Salem, editor and president of Universal Press Syndicate, said Monday in a statement.


After all, there are only so many ways you can rewrite facts and it would seem that minimal matching text isn't plagiarism, no?

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 10, 2006 9:59 PM
Comments

I really agree with what Lee Salem, editor and president of Universal Press Syndicate, said Monday in a statement.

Posted by: Pepys at July 10, 2006 11:33 PM

One has but few ways to revise a piece of information, and de minimis identicality need not imply unauthorized copying.

Posted by: Gideon at July 11, 2006 12:53 AM
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