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Medieval Recipe Plagiarism Scandal!

A medieval recipe plagiarism scandal is sweeping the internet!

To be fair, it was the contextualization and modern adaptation which really made it plagiarizable. If you haven't already run across discussions of it, they're worth reading for a professional editor who claims that everything on the internet is public domain, amongst other assertions.

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In other news, I must have gone to the Ton too soon for there to have been anyone else there.

I also made it to the British Library to look at really cute tiny little seventeenth-century books, barely bigger than a credit card, and the British Museum to look at absolutely gigantic sixteenth-century prints, so big that I had to take up several peoples' worth of desk space to see them.

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alextiefling
Nov. 4th, 2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
I'd love to say that such ignorant attitudes to copyright aren't found in more genuinely professional circles, but I'd be lying. See my recent locked rant!
tammabanana
Nov. 4th, 2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
That scandal has been my popcorn all workday!

It's not an isolated incident, either. They've reportedly also ripped off NPR and Food Network stories. (I saw a link to the NPR articles, but only saw references to the FN one.)

Edited at 2010-11-04 11:57 pm (UTC)
pwilkinson
Nov. 5th, 2010 10:45 am (UTC)
In other news, I must have gone to the Ton too soon for there to have been anyone else there.

I suspect you did - there were certainly at least the average number of people around between 8 and 10.
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