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Not That We Told You So, But…

February 20, 2008

Duplication this is not. This is the second discovered clip of alleged plagiarism.

Let’s say you sat on a marketing meeting with a five- member team and your boss. You throw out a heck of an idea and everyone loves it. Days later, a company-wide meeting, your boss rolls out the campaign to the office and his deliver implies that the creative concept was his own. Is he obligated to preface that the initiative was yours?

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Praise or Plagiarism?

February 18, 2008

Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama is taking heat for a speech he delivered over this past weekend. It is clear by watching this video that the similarities between Obama’s February 16th speech and a 2006 speech from Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (D) are evident.

“Senator Obama and I are long-time friends and allies. We often share ideas about politics, policy and language,” Patrick said in a statement found on CNN.com. “The argument in question, on the value of words in the public square, is one about which he and I have spoken frequently before. Given the recent attacks from Senator Clinton, I applaud him responding in just the way he did.”

Although the Presidential race is a national hot topic, we aren’t going to run you over with it here. But shouldn’t have Obama credited Deval Patrick while delivering that dialog?