David Remnick: It’s not like Jonah Lehrer took other people’s work

“There are all kinds of crimes and misdemeanors in this business, and if he were making things up or appropriating other people’s work that’s one level of crime. … This was wrong and foolish, and I think he thought that it was OK to do this in the blogging context — and he is obviously wrong to think so.”

Related: Jonah Lehrer is sorry for whatever you call what he did (Poynter)

The New Yorker Editor David Remnick

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=749911534 Anonymous

    Karl Taro Greenfield writies on his blog — and maybe REPURPOSING is the MONEY word in all this? — re “I don’t understand why you’re not allowed to plagiarize yourself. In fact, that’s NOT plagiarism, as that is defined as closely imitating the thoughts and language of another author (as I did when I plagiarized this from Dictionary.com). This is repurposing. I’ve done this. I believe most writers have at one point or another.”