Hello. I have a writing assignment. The prompt is:
Consider the selections by Tomar and Yang. Articulate the authors’ motivating questions and summarize their arguments. Be sure to discuss the claims they are making regarding intellectual property, as well as how these claims are used to critique the academy. What principles would these writers use to determine ownership? How do these principles resonate or challenge the principles raised by Gladwell and Widdicombe? Before you end your summary, consider: Is Aaron Swartz right? Is Dave Tomar right? Is Gladwell or Widdicombe right? If so, why? If not, why not?
Please answer the questions in the essay within 2 pages double spaced.
The links to the essays are listed below:
Wesley Yang – “The Life and Afterlife of Aaron Swartz” http://nymag.com/news/features/aaron-swartz-2013-2/
Lizzie Widdicombe – “The Plagiarist’s Tale” http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2012/02/13/the-plagiarists-tale
Malcolm Gladwell – “Something Borrowed” http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2004/11/22/something-borrowed
Dave Tomar – The Shadow Scholar: How I Made a Living Helping College Kids Cheat; “Use Me” (Pictures of Text in the responses below)
Intellectual propertyOver time, there has been a big problem trying to differentiate between plagiarism andborrowing when it comes to matters of writing articles, novels, plays and even music…