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The Little Book of Plagiarism
Description: From the Chicago Humanities Festival, a conversation about plagiarism in literature, music, art, film, and academia.
Judge Richard Posner, author of “The Little Book of Plagiarism,” is in discussion with novelist Jonathan Lethem, who wrote a recent essay about plagiarism for
Harper’s magazine, and Lawrence Weschler, Artistic Director of the
Chicago Humanities Festival and the winner of this year’s National Book
Critics Circle Award for Criticism.
“Contemporary copyright, trademark, and patent law is presently corrupted. The case for perpetual copyright is a denial of the essential gift-aspect of the creative act. Arguments in its favor are as un-American as those for the repeal of the estate tax.”