Sunday, June 29, 2008

AP apparently caught plagiarizing Narco News

AP wasn't the only culprit, as the Washington Times, Washington Post, and New York Times appear to have done likewise. Here's the link to the Narco News article (Factual Plagiarism: The AP, NY Times, Washington Post & Washington Times Stole Their Work from Narco News This Week). You decide. I just find the whole thing amazing given how much AP was leaning on bloggers for quoting even small portions of its stories, and was attempting to charge bloggers for the "privilege" of quoting portions of its stories.

Before going on a rampage about "fair use," it might be wise for AP to educate its own writers on the importance of citing sources.

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