Independent group’s trigger-happy copying
: allegations that Irish newspapers have copied content from blogs. There’s been a lot of cases of this recently. good round-up from Cian Ginty
(tags: plagiarism ireland newspapers independent)
Ironically, the Irish Times themselves plagiarised my Ulysses synopsis for their Bloomsday site, way back when.
Another tactic of the Independent group – and other newspapers, I might add – is to steal content from popular forums, such as my own Foot.ie, and republish it without attribution. Of course this is doubly sneaky because 90% of our users prefer anonymity, so these “journalists” are relying on the fact that they won’t sue.