Author, 17, Says It’s ‘Mixing,’ Not PlagiarismJens Schlueter/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
BERLIN — It usually takes an author decades to win fawning reviews, march up the best-seller list and become a finalist for a major book prize. Helene Hegemann, just 17, did it with her first book, all in the space of a few weeks, and despite a savaging from critics over plagiarism.
Is plagiarism being reconsidered? Great, now what I’m I going to lecture on? 😉
Really, though, this is a fine line. If you are using something that I wrote, I want credit. I don’t think that is too much to ask. In a work of fiction, how about asking me for permission? In an academic work, cite me.
This is a slippery slope. I hope that this is not the future.