"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Thursday, November 04, 2010

For shame, for shame

We all know that there are students out there that plagiarize shamelessly but, did you know that according to Judith Griggs, so-called editor of Cook's Source, it is not only ok to plagiarize but authors such as Monica Gaudio of Gode Cookery should thank Judith Griggs for such action.  In fact, when Ms. Gaudio confronted Judith Griggs, Judith Griggs had the nerve to respond as follows...
But honestly Monica, the web is considered “public domain” and you should be happy we just didn’t “lift” your whole article and put someone else’s name on it! It happens a lot, clearly more than you are aware of, especially on college campuses, and the workplace. If you took offence and are unhappy, I am sorry, but you as a professional should know that the article we used written by you was in very bad need of editing, and is much better now than was originally. Now it will work well for your portfolio. For that reason, I have a bit of a difficult time with your requests for monetary gain, albeit for such a fine (and very wealthy!) institution. We put some time into rewrites, you should compensate me! I never charge young writers for advice or rewriting poorly written pieces, and have many who write for me… ALWAYS for free!”
I'd like to thank Sarah of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books for bringing this crap about Judith Griggs to my attention.

*What we are doing here is similar to pulling a John C. Mayer but, instead of trying to get my page listed higher on Google, we are trying to get Judith Griggs' name associated with the definition put forth by SB Sarah.


Emma said...

I have been reading about this on Ravelry. People should really know that you don't make The Internet mad.

Flying Monkeys said...

That is crazy!...and I'm going to make that apple pie!