The Not-Quite-Plagiarist’s Remorse

Via Norm at onegoodmove comes word of this interesting New Yorker: Fact piece by Malcolm Gladwell: Something borrowed. It concerns the question of just what is, and isn’t, plagiarism, and in particular whether it was or wasn’t such when playwright Bryony Lavery lifted key passages from a New Yorker article about serial killers, and put them in the mouths of her characters without attribution.

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