Saturday, March 05, 2011

Plagiarism and obfuscation

We've seen confusion as between plagiarism and copyright infringement, between plagiarism and trademark, but how about between plagiarism and obfuscation:

Lady Gaga confuses plagiarism and obfuscation while answering a question about Madonna's musical influence

related to the quote:

"Of course she is, and so were so many of the artists from the '90s. That era of music was the transfusion of gospel and pop, R&B and dance music. I wanted to do something that was very risky and that in a lot of ways was extremely modern but in a way puts its middle finger up at modernity and says, 'This is to empowerment.'"

Actually, when one thinks about it, there was a lot of obfuscation going on at SIU in the Glenn Poshard plagiarism matter. But obfuscation didn't work for zu Guttenberg, who resigned his post as German Defense Minister.

See also

Techdirt on plagiarism, trademark


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