Monday, April 11, 2016

Of journals editing authors' submissions, and things vanishing from the internet

A family flare-up between the son and daughter of Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore brings up some IP issues from the past. In the text

In an article submitted to the Straits Times last month, she [Dr. Lee Wei Ling, daughter of Yew] had said Lee Kuan Yew would have "cringed at the hero worship just one year after his death". The newspaper did not publish the article and she posted it online.

Straits Times Editor Warren Fernandez said the newspaper's editors were working with her to get it ready for print. "But some concerns arose, including over the plagiarized paragraphs. In addition, we found her ultimatum to either print her piece unedited or she would go online, totally unacceptable."

In a Facebook post detailing her exchanges with the newspaper's editors, which has since been removed, the sister said, using the initials of her brother and father


** Of periodicals doing editing, recall the matter of Colleen Chien's essay in the Wall Street Journal [-- According to Chien, the emphasis and framing in the WSJ essay were the result of heavy WSJ editing-- from ]. In the Yew matter, rather than accept editing, Ling published on Facebook.

Of Chien, see also:

** Of the Facebook publication, it did vanish. IPBiz has referred to such deletion as a "Sikahema" in reference to Vai Sikahema's outburst "Rutgers is Wrong" which quickly vanished from the internet. Sikahema was right about Rutgers, but wrong about the general idea that only the Ohio State's of the world can be football powers.


Post a Comment

<< Home