Mixing is not Plagiarism… really?!?

Related to our conversations about academic integrity, I’m curious to read your thoughts about 17 year-old German author Helene Hegemann’s new novel and the controversy (outrage?) over her “sampling” full pages from another author in her work. Interestingly, Ms. Hegemann has apologized for “not being more open about her sources.” She did not apologize for using another writer’s words without permission, though… she claims that “there’s no such thing as originality anyway.”

Hegemann’s novel rose to #5 on the German best-seller list… and it’s been nominated for a prestigious writing prize, too. Read the full story HERE and then post your comments…