Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Jerusalem court rules against Naomi Ragen in copying case

In a discussion of a verdict against author Naomi Ragen, the Jerusalem Post includes the following comparison:

In the passage, on page 343 of Shapiro’s work it reads “you don’t understand Americans; we don’t make it our business to produce perfectly behaved angels,” a nearly identical statement to one found on page 348 of Sotah that read “you don’t understand Americans... American mothers are not in the business of producing perfectly behaved little angels.” Shapiro was born in the US and immigrated to Israel in 1976. She lives in Jerusalem where she makes her living as a writer and editor of works marketed to the English-reading haredi community.

Perhaps copying without attribution, but is it copyright infringement?


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