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Conducting Business

Detecting Music Plagiarism, After the 'Blurred Lines' Case

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Classical music would sound rather different today if composers from Palestrina to Bach, Stravinsky to John Williams didn't borrow or steal melodies.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Not That Gomorrah Edition

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Slate critics Steve Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dana Stevens discuss Marvel's latest franchise movie Guardians of the Galaxy, whether plagiarism is that big of a deal, and the intricacies of writing a new Gabfest theme song with composer Nick Britell.

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The Takeaway

Plagiarism: From High School to Congress

Friday, July 25, 2014

The advent of the internet has had a profound impact on the rate of student plagiarism. From high school to graduate school, the impulse to copy-paste a sentence here and a paragraph there has only grown over the last few decades. 

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On The Media

The Past, Present, and Future of Ownership

Friday, December 27, 2013

A special hour, originally aired in March, on our changing understanding of ownership and how it is affected by the law. An author and professor who encourages creative writing through plagiarism, 3D printing, fan fiction & fair use, and the strange tale of who owns "The Happy Birthday Song."

On The Media

Rand Paul's Rampant Plagiarism Is Pretty Much A Non-Story

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

“At least I saw the movie Gattaca.”

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The Takeaway

Is This Plagiarism?

Thursday, April 04, 2013

From a very young age, we’re told to be honest, to tell the truth, and not to cheat. In most cases, we know when we’re breaking those rules. But in others, it’s not always so clear. Take, for example, journalism in the digital age.

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The Takeaway

One Step Closer to Dark Matter, Mining Haikus, Plagiarism

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Have Scientists Finally Found Dark Matter? | New Algorithm from the Times Finds Haikus 'In the Wild' | Is This Plagiarism? | The Solutionism Trap

On The Media

The Past, Present, and Future of Ownership

Friday, March 08, 2013

A special hour on our changing understanding of ownership and how it is affected by the law. An author and professor who encourages creative writing through plagiarism, 3D printing, fan fiction & fair use, and the strange tale of who owns "The Happy Birthday Song"

On The Media

Jonathan Coulton's Cover of a Cover Gets Covered

Friday, February 01, 2013

A few weeks ago, singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton was surprised to learn that his arrangement of the Sir Mix-A-Lot song "Baby Got Back" was covered note for note by the cast of the Fox TV show Glee. Coulton talks with Bob about having his melody stolen with impunity and the legal gray area between copyright law and cover songs.

 

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Conducting Business

A Composer is Accused of 'Theft.' But Did Originality Ever Really Exist?

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Bach recycled music all of the time -- both his and other people's. Bartok and Dvorak rewrote folk tunes. So why all the fuss about Osvaldo Golijov?

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Studio 360

A Sol LeWitt of One's Own

Friday, May 22, 2009

The late artist Sol LeWitt was famous for huge wall drawings created directly on the walls of a museum or a collector's home. When WNYC's Mark Phillips saw one, he decided to recreate it in his own apartment. But is it "real," or is it plagiarism?

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Studio 360

What's the Matter With Kids These Days?

Friday, May 12, 2006

Kurt Andersen wonders why everyone is "shocked, shocked!" that Harvard student Kaavya Viswanathan allegedly plagiarized her debut novel. The real scandal was the fact that a college student was going to be launched as a pre-fabricated literary superstar.

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