Plagiarism

Authors are coming to the rescue of Ian McEwan.

Famous authors like Thomas Pynchon and Margaret Atwood are defending Ian McEwan after accusations that he plagiarised a passage from a 1977 memoir. With the modern age comes new ethical quandaries. Like the Nintendo Wii. Is it really the Wii’s fault that people are idiotically hurting themselves during a rowdy game of fake-boxing? Discuss.

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