Plagiarism Considered Harmless
Mike wants to talk about inappropriate historical revisionism and how plagiarism isn't a crime.
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State of the Podcast
Einstein Considered Racist
- “Einstein’s travel diaries reveal racist stereotypes” via BBC News
- The Travel Diaries of Albert Einstein: The Far East, Palestine, and Spain, 1922 - 1923 edited by Ze’ev Rosenkranz
- Albert Einstein
- The Holocaust
- Mental health crisis of the 2010s
- Jounaling is useful for managing mental health
Martin Luther King Considered Plagiarist
- Martin Luther King Jr.
- Martin Luther King Jr. authorship issues
- “Plagiarism is not a Crime”
- Brian L Frye (@brianlfrye) on Twitter
- “A Commentary on No Law”
- This clip is where the Martin Luther King Jr digression came from. It’s a great talk.
- Citation styles
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Deaths of brown people at the hands of the police
- U.S. national anthem protests
- Trump’s ongoing condemnation of the football players
- By “antithetical to the motivations of copyright,” I meant that its true purpose, aside from getting authors paid, was more directly about consigning those writings into the public domain as texts for the public to collectively own. This is especially true of the American system, designed by people interested in that sharing of ideas, although the European system developed in a different way because the Berne Convention was drafted by authors like Victor Hugo.
- Copyright infringement
- Sojourner Truth
- Her speech “Ain’t I a Woman?” is an excellent example of an idea spreading via copying.
- Cracking the Coding Interview
- Fair Use
- Great Man Theory of History
- Patch writing
- Google searches turned up a lot of articles that, rather than explaining what patch writing is, are moralistic screeds about plagiarism in general. This kinda proves my point: patchwriting is by definition putting something in your own words, yet it is considered as the same “offense” as directly copying words from a source for no reason other than a moralistic elitism in service of nothing.
- 5 Elements of Effective Thinking
- Plagiarism articles
- Right of attribution
- Public domain