Monday, January 24, 2005

Plagiarise this!

We bloggers have been so busy exposing plagiarists in the print media that we missed what was going on right here in the blogosphere. Amit Varma reports here about a creature who goes by the name Rohan Pinto (it could be his own, or maybe he just lifted it from someone else) and who’s been picking up posts/articles off the Net and passing them off as his own. With the alert having been sounded, fellow bloggers are doing what they can to expose this guy and others like him - as Amit points out, bloggers are most vulnerable to this kind of thing because they don’t have institutional backing.

Weigh in if you're interested.

P.S. A reminder here of that hilarious screw-up by the Asian Age when they picked up an April Fool article from Cricinfo and ran it as a serious story - complete with reporter's byline.

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