Friday, September 10, 2004

In So Many Words

If you work with words every day and long manuscripts, you can imagine this happening. Still, it's a bit of a nightmare. Check this out from the AP Wire via Yahoo News:
Harvard Professor Admits Lifting Passage

BOSTON - A recent book by Harvard Law School professor Charles J. Ogletree Jr. includes a six-paragraph passage lifted almost directly from another author's work, Ogletree and the school acknowledged.

Ogletree said the inclusion of the passage from a book by Yale Law School professor Jack M. Balkin was the result of editing mistakes in drafts of his book "All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First Half-Century of Brown v. Board of Education," published in April, The Boston Globe reported Thursday.