Whispers and Warnings for 09/22/2016

Whispers and Warnings for 09/22/2016
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I’d probably do the same! But, then again, I make frequent back-ups…
Real-life Plot Twist: Novelist Runs Into Burning Home To Save Laptop

“Avoiding a horrible real-life plot twist, a writer dashed past firefighters into his burning New Orleans house Thursday to rescue two completed novels stored on his laptop.”

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An interesting read!
FBI Stops Short Of Banning Agents From Posing As Journalists

“The FBI has imposed new restrictions on its agents’ ability to masquerade as reporters following an uproar over the impersonation of an Associated Press journalist, but the agency has stopped short of ruling out the practice as news organizations had wanted.”

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Wow! I don’t expect this outfit to stay in business for much longer.
Valve Bans Game Publisher After It Sues Players That Gave It Bad Steam Reviews

“Video game developer Digital Homicide, it would seem, is out to commit digital suicide. The studio already earned a bit of bad press earlier this year by slapping game critic Jim Sterling with a ridiculous $10 million lawsuit for posting rude video reviews of their games since 2014, and that still isn’t settled. Now, however, they’re casting a wider net that’s only provoking more anger.”

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You can’t grab someone else’s poetry and plaster it on social media!
Writer accuses Hailey Baldwin of plagiarism

“Now Long Island author Melissa Molomo, who actually wrote the uncredited quote, has fired off a cease-and-desist letter — exclusively obtained by Page Six — demanding that Baldwin apologize and stop lifting her work. In the letter, Molomo’s attorney, Z Zoltan Stein, writes, ‘In copying and using Ms. Molomo’s work without permission, you have taken credit and caused confusion as to whom the original author of this work is,’ adding that the IMG model — who is the daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin — could be liable for damages up to $150,000.”

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If he did plagiarize others’ work, he should be fired. This sets a very bad example for children!
Superintendent faces plagiarism allegation
“West refuted the allegation and said the similarities were simply a case of failure to provide citations. ‘Clearly I try to pull things from other places, I try to give –– I’m not trying to, what’s the word, plagiarize,’ West said. ‘I’ve tried to use language and pull language from other folks and say, ‘Hey, that’s where I’m trying to go with this.’”

 

 

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