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June 5, 2015


Go, Read: Michael Cavna On Current Editorial Cartoon Plagiarism

Michael Cavna at Washington Post has a fun article up here about a depressing subject: the current state of plagiarism regarding editorial cartooning.

Cavna and the folks to whom he speaks make the point that on-line tools make this kind of thing very easy, which leaves it to Cavna to describe how many one-time taboos are being broken with regularity now. He does so very well. There's also a bunch of entertaining secondary ideas here, such as the notion that an unpaid newspaper employee need not be held to a higher standard -- that's not explicitly stated, but a response from one of the newspapers involved suggests that kind of noxious reading.
 
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