The Curse of Plagiarism
The world of novels was recently rocked by a plagiarism scandal. Let’s dig in. If you haven’t seen the #CopyPasteCris hashtag going around lately, you can get a good summary of the whole scandal here. But in brief: bestselling author Cristiane Serruya has been accused of lifting passages from dozens of other books into her own books. Some have been heavily modified while remaining recognizable, while others are quoted basically verbatim.