Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Huffington Post Confuses Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement

The Huffington Post wrote on 6 Dec 2010:

Elisabeth Hasselbeck has won a lawsuit charging her with plagiarism, it was announced Monday [6 Dec 2010].

The U.S. District Court in Massachusetts, where the lawsuit was filed, found no evidence that Hasselbeck had plagiarized a book by author Susan Hassett.

A copy of the earlier complaint by Hassett makes clear that the cause of action was copyright infringement, not plagiarism. There is no federal law against plagiarism.

One notes that the earlier complaint presumes that there was a ghost writer of the Hasselbeck book. Hassett's attorney was one Richard Cunha.

See also a prior Huffington Post:



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