In Praise of Plagiarism
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 |
Plagiarsm is a dirty word. Cut and paste someone's work, and you're a
thief. But charges of plagiarism get murky when it comes to artistic
creation. Is "appropriation" -- borrowing or higher cribbing -- really
stealing? Either we need a new word to talk about literary and artistic
creativity, or we need more plagiarism. Kim Kierans explores the issue.